Artist: Dora Griffiths
Art Centre: Waringarri Arts
Size: 140 x 140 cm
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Dora Griffiths is a Miriwoong leader, art centre director, curator and an artist that has been at the forefront of Waringarri art making for many years. A powerful woman and mentor, her work generous and restrained forms are created in warm tones of natural pigments.
I was born in Kununurra and lived here all my life except for some schooling in Broome in Years 8 & 9. I have worked at St Joseph's School as a teacher's aid and at Mirima Language centre as a secretary. I also worked at the Women's Centre and I have been their chairperson. At Waringarri Arts I started as the artist support worker, helping all the old people. I started painting after coming here for a while and helping the old people mix paints. I completed the ANKA Arts-worker Extension program in 2012 and have learnt many industry skills. I have worked at the art centre as the Administration and Gallery Assistant and now I am the Dawang Projects Co-ordinator which means I am learning how to curate and conserve artworks. Currently I am the Chair of the Waringarri Aboriginal Arts Board and Vice-Chair of ANKA. I paint and make textiles as often as I can. I have 5 children and 11 grand children. I follow in the footsteps of my elders and learn about Country, culture and art from the old people.
Dora Griffiths courtesy of Waringarri Arts