Dorothy Gabori is our July Collector’s Exhibition feature artist.
“My Father gave us his Country at Sweers Island, that's the place where the buganun oysters are and Nyinyilki in the south east corner of Bentinck Island where the fresh lake is. We also have land given to us by our Mother, Sally Gabori, called Mirdidingki - a traditional gathering place for mud mussels. I paint to keep their memories alive and so others would know who the Keepers of Country are.”
Clan groups: Kaiadilt
Language groups: Kayardild
Dorothy Gabori is a Kaiadilt woman who creates vibrant artworks using watercolour, acrylic paint and brightly coloured felt wool. Amanda often collaborates with sisters Dorothy and Elsie. Inspired by Bentinck Island, their ancestral homeland in Queensland’s Gulf of Carpentaria, the sisters were first encouraged to paint by their mother, Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori (c.1924-2015), one of Australia’s most celebrated contemporary artists.
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