Betty Milliken – 'Dillybag III', 2023
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Betty learnt to weave from her mother and her friends back in Maningrida as a young woman. She has spent a number of years travelling throughout Australia, including Brisbane, Redfern, Narrm/Melbourne, Adelaide and K'rari. Betty mostly makes marebu, fish traps and dillybags. She is now based in Palmerston.
Marrawuddi x Craft
June 23 – September 12
Craft has partnered with Marrawuddi Arts & Culture to present the works of 10 artists from Kakadu and West Arnhem regions. Alongside our main gallery exhibition Yarn, this showcase celebrates work across multiple traditional practices including painting, weaving and sculpture.
Betty Milliken / Christine Munyarryun / Dorothy Bunibuni / Indra Prudence / Jemma Yibbruruana / Roberta (Yulyulmarra) Wurrkidj / Shirley Wurrkidj / Simplicia England / Sylvia Campion / Zelda Wurigir
Marrawuddi Arts & Culture is a vibrant art centre and gallery, owned and governed by the Mirarr Traditional Owners. Engaging over 500 artists from in and around Kakadu, Marrawuddi Arts & Culture showcases the culture of the Kakadu and West Arnhem region. The art centre supports artists across different disciplines such as painting, screen-printing, weaving, photography and sculpture.
Marrawuddi is the Kundjeyhmi word for White Belly Sea-Eagle, a bird commonly found around Kakadu and West Arnhem Land.
Marrawuddi Arts & Culture are member of the Indigenous Art Code and ANKA (Arnhem, Northern and Kimberley Artists), the peak advocacy and support body for Aboriginal artists and Art Centres across Northern Australia.
Material: Pandanus and natural dyes
Dimensions: 25 x 19cm
Cat. no: 1418-23