Artist: Betty Andy
Language: Kuku Yalanji
Biography: "I was born in Cooktown and grew up in the Ayton area. I went to school at the Bloomfield State School and then to Warwick High School south of Brisbane. Our family totem is the Eagle. I am from the Jalunji tribe, which means from the sea area. At 17 I worked at the post office and then I met Clyde, my partner. I have 4 children, 2 grown up and 2 at school still. I also look after my sister’s daughter. I have been learning to bead with Doreen Creek using seeds that we collect from the forest. I also love painting and making designs for textiles, especially silk."
Details: 2021 | Painting / Earth pigment on linen | 76.2 (h) x 101.6 (w) cm