Freda was born somewhere on the other side of Blackstone rockhole. She was a bush baby, who grew up with her parents and her mother carried Freda naked on her head, in her piti (wooden dish). Freda is a member of the Forbes family together with her sisters Jean and Shirley who paint at Papulankutja artists. Freda was a participant in the making of the grass Toyota which won the Telstra Award in 2005. Freda paints her country in stunning colour and detail.

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2014 Desert Mob 20142014 Emerging Artists 2014 WOMAD Market with Tandanya2012 Family Paintings Art Mob Hobart2012 Colours Aritja Gallery Fremantle2011 Desert Mob Araluen Centre Alice Springs2011 Papulankutja Merenda Gallery Fremantle2008 Desert Mob, Araluen 20082008 We are celebtrating, Tandanya Adelaide2008 Dickerson Galley Melbourne, Papulankutja Artists Group Show2007 Papulankutja Artists Group Show with Randell Lane Fine Art, Perth2007 Big Country, gallery gondwana, Sydney2007 Western Desert Mob Launch, Perth2005 Blackstone Ladies, On Shore Art, Richmond, Vic2005 Lirru Puru Kuniya Tjukurrpa, Perth2005 Telstra Award 20052005 Women Artists of Blackstone, Cooee Aboriginal Art, Bondi, NSW


Bibliography2005 Collaborative Award Spinifex Toyota - Telstra 20052006 The Marshall collection


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