Weaver, Textile & Cultural Artist As well as Writer
I am a master weaver who assisted my husband in innovating a contemporary basket weaving industry "Okka Wikka " in 1980.
I assisted in developing a natural fiber curriculum, teaching in Queensland Education & remote Australian schools. I am a community artist in events and schools locally & internationally.
I facilitated the "Urub Trust" as an unincorporated networking body with & for indigenous fiber artists. I am involved with archiving folk craft patterns with stories in FNQ & Cape York & the Western Desert
Okka Wikka Studio is in Japoonvale on the 'Cane Cutter Way'. We welcome guests by appointment:
I assist in the The Karrinyarra-Artists web site, marketing Karrinyarra–Artists, Western Desert 'dot' paintings within the ethical 'Indigenous Code of Conduct.'
I began painting with acrylic on canvas at Papunya in 1984 with my Tanami Desert Luritja friend/sister Ada Andy Napaltjarri. I continue to paint on silk cotton & canvas.