Biography

Dora was born in Kununurra and lived there all her life except for some schooling in Broome in Years 8 & 9. She has worked at St Joseph's School as a teacher's aid and at Mirima Language centre as a secretary. She also worked at the Women's Centre where she has been their chairperson. At Warinagarri Arts she started as the artist support worker, helping all the old people. She started painting after coming to the centre for a while and helping the old people mix paints.  She completed the ANKA Arts-worker Extension program in 2012.  She has worked at the art centre as the Administration and Gallery Assistant and now is the Dawang Projects Co-ordinator learning to curate and conserve artworks. Currently Dora is the Chair of the Waringarri Aboriginal Arts Board and Vice-Chair of ANKA. She paints and makes textiles as often as she can. Dora has 5 children and 11 grand children. She follows in the footsteps of my elders and learns about Country, culture and art from the old people.

Awards
2016 Certificate of Commendation, Kimberley Art Prize, Shire of Derby WA

Collections

ZHONGFU GROUP COLLECTION

ALLENS COLLECTION

Other Artists

Three Dimension

George Howlett

Perth,WA

WG701 81990835

Peggy Griffiths

Kununurra, WA

MC00097 Glenn Morgan _ Matthew Clarke_ 152.5 x 122cm_acrylic on linen

Matthew Clarke

Warrnambool, Victoria

MPC Two seasons

Mary Punchi Clement

Kalumburu, Western Australia

MG01240_sm Sugar Bag

Josie Kunoth Petyarre

Utopia, Northern Territory

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