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"I was only a small child when our people were brought to Mornington Island and forced to live in the mission. I grew up in the dormitory like all the other children. My father King Alfred was killed when I was only a baby so I was really grown up by the missionaries. It was hard, they were cruel to us if we were naughty and would lock us up or cut our hair really short. As I grew into a young woman I went and worked on lots of cattle stations around Cloncurry and ended up moving to Darwin where I had a partner and lived there for 30 years away from Mornington Island and Bentinck Island. "I only came back in 2008 so that I could be with my family and live back on Bentinck Island. When old May died the other Bentinck artists asked me to come and join their group and paint at the Art Centre. I had done a little bit of painting in Darwin on small canvas boards more for fun than anything else. I really like to go to the Art Centre and paint with old Aunty Sally and my other sisters. We have so much fun. I paint Thundi where I was born and Makarrki where my father was born. It makes me feel good and proud when I see the finished painting."

Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions 2017 CIAF 2017 CIAF Indigenous Fashion Performance 2017 Colours of Queensland 2016 Land of All - Dulka Wangiid 2016 CIAF 2015 Currents: Trends & Movements in Queensland Indigenous ArtCentres Exhibition 2015 International Womens Day Exhibition 2013 Kinship - A Celebration of Fine Arts from Far North Queensland Indigenous Art Centre 2012 Earth Works: Contemporary Indigenous Australian Ceramic Art 2012 Artists from Bentinck Island & Mornington Island, Queensland 2012 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2011 Korea International Art Fair 2011 Artists From Mornington Island Art 2011 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2010 Bentinck Is Artworks 2010 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2009 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

50cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$580
50cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$580
40cm (W) x 50cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$580
40cm (W) x 50cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$580