Our Label Artist
I know my stories from my mother. I come from a long line of family artist from the Alawa/Mara lands of the Northern Territory, Australia. I was born in Darwin 1958. My mother Heather (Murranjii) Alley was born at the Roper River and still lives in the Northern Territory is a known painter, including her father/uncle Barney Ellaga. Barney’s work is very well known, highly recognised and collectable.
I moved over to Perth some years ago but still keep my family ties in the Territory. Most of my work is rather colourful though I can paint both contemporary and traditional.
2001 – Present
Working for European agent, based in Bremen, Germany. For private collection & commissioned work for exhibitions.
Katgully Wines. Commissioned series of 6 exclusive paintings for wine labels.
2005 – Present
Central Michigan University – Private Collection.
As well as each year working with the American Student teacher program in Perth WA
Cultural art workshops and commissioned paintings for both staff and students.
Exhibition (solo) – Parliament House, Bremen, Germany, by German agent. Also by invitation of the President (sold out).
Exhibition (solo) – Spring in the Valley, Guildford Pottery, Meadows St, Guildford WA. By invitation.
Europa Tour – Germany – Solo Exhibitions
Ark House Gallery, Bremen , Germany (sold out).
Treffpunkt Arche, Walshut, Germany (sold out).
House of Fashion, Hamburg, Germany (sold out).
Perth Mint Centenary Art Prize (Reconciliation) – Entry purchased by Perth Mint.
1998 – 2002
With husband, part owner and Artist in residence of Wild Honey Aboriginal Art Gallery – James St, Guildford WA.
Began Painting (self taught).