About The Artist
Azeza Possum Ramzam, is the daughter Michelle Possum Nungurrayi and Heath Ramzan Tjangala. She is the third generation of painters in her family; her grandfather was the famous Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, renowned for being one of the founding artists of the contemporary indigenous art movement.
Azeza’s mother Michelle was taught to paint by Clifford and to this day carries on the traditional stories, style and much of the iconography of Clifford Possum, albeit with stronger colour and the addition of women’s ceremonial stories and other women’s dreaming.
Azeza learnt to paint by observing assisting her mother. It is a process that highlights the importance of art in keeping the culture alive as stories are passed from one generation to the next.
Azeza currently lives in Melbourne.