Artist: Betty Andy
Language: Kuku Yalanji
"I was born in Cooktown and grew up in the Ayton area. I went to school at the Bloomfield state school and then to Warrick 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."
BETTY SYKES | 'Karrangkal' | Painting / Earth Pigment On Linen
Details:50.8cm x 50.8cm