Artists' country
Artists' country

Goody Barrett

1930 - Artists' country 2004
  • ochre on canvas

Gija artist Goody Barrett was born on Lissadell Station to the north of Warmun in the East Kimberley in Western Australia in about 1930. Her Gija name is Lilwayi and her skin is Nyawurru. Goody began painting with Jirrawun Aboriginal Arts in 1998. Most of her paintings show dreamings and places where she walked in the bush on Lissadell when she was a child. In the last thirty years the country on Lissadell Station has undergone massive destruction on two counts. It is partly under the water of Lake Argyle formed by the damming of the Ord River and it is also the site of the Argyle Diamond Mine, which has demolished an entire dreaming place. Due to the impact of the mine on the country she often paints the dreamings associated with the area.

Source: William Mora Galleries

© Goody Barrett and Warmun Art Centre

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