Esther Furber, (18-05-1955-), language/tribe: Arrunda, region: Santa Teresa
Esther Furber is one of the few Aboriginal artists selling off the grass in the Todd Mall in Alice Springs.
After the money to establish the Tangentyere artists cooperative ran out, Esther, like so many others, has been left to fend for herself.
The introduction by the Alice Springs Town Council, following a complaint from a gallerist of a $205 a day permit to sell her art, Esther, like all the other artists selling off the grass, has little understanding of the permit system and is confused and resentful.
Nevertheless, her art is beautiful, profound and very decorative.