Doongal Aboriginal Art
Stories from the Dreamtime - Specialising in Aboriginal Rainforest Art


Wanjidari means white flower. I was born in 1965. My mother came from central Queensland at a place called Woorabinda and came from the tribe Wadja Wadja. My father came from Lockhart River from the Kuntha Napu tribe. I have been painting since I was 17 and the inspiration for my paintings came from both sides and from my childhood.

When I was growing up I would often go out with my aunts and other family members to collect bush tucker the traditional way. We would look for turtle eggs, goanna, fruit, yams, etc. so I grew up with my culture. I now have 8 children of my own and my eldest son also shows tallent in painting.


Many years ago I did a TAFE course so that I could learn to use different mediums and to help develop my style. Exhibitions since 1986 include: The Upstairs Gallery, Cairns; Ben Grady Gallery, Canberra; Wavana Art Exhibition, Brisbane; Queensland Aboriginal Creations, Brisbane; GWW Gallery, Palm Springs USA; Hamburg Art Fair, Germany; The Gould Gallery, Melbourne; Contemporary Australian Visions, Melbourne; Burwill Gallery, Brisbane; Emerald Hill Gallery, Melbourne; Trilogy, Brisbane.