Dorothy Gabori - Nyinyilki Kamarramarra (789-19)

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Artist: Dorothy Gabori 

Title: Nyinyilki Kamarramarra

Cat No: 798-19

Size: 91 x 91 cm 

Acrylic on Canvas

Story:

Nyinyilki is a freshwater spring south-east of Bentinck Island.  This is now the mainbase.  There are plenty of special rocks called Kamarramarra there which the old people use to sharpen their spears and tools.

Biography:

Dorothy Gabori

Born: 1959
Origin: Dulkawalne - Bentinck Island
Language: Kayardild

"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."

 

 

More information: 

https://www.themonthly.com.au/issue/2015/march/1425128400/quentin-sprague/extraordinary-mrs-gabori


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