Dorothy Gabori - My Mother's Country (209-19)
Artist: Dorothy Gabori
Title: My Mother's Country
Cat No: 209-19
Size: 99 x 76 cm
Acrylic on Canvas
This artwork is about my mum, Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda. She was taken away from her country but she never lost her creave roots. Her art is bright and light, just like the land she was born in, Mirdidingki, on the south side of Bennck Island. This is her Country, where the Big Lake is.
Origin: Dulkawalne - Bentinck Island
"I am the ﬁfth child of my mother Sally Gabori. My father was Pat Gabori, he was a hunter, a hard working old fella. We use to go bush with our parents who taught us a lot about our homelands both Bentinck Island and Sweers Island.
I love being at the Art Centre with my sisters and the rest of my family. We learn so much from the old people about our land and country. There is always so many activities to get into, I am glad that we have the Art Centre to go to."