Dora Griffiths Australian, Miriwoong, b. 1971

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 the chairperson.

At Warinagarri 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. More recently I have worked as the Administration and Gallery Assistant. I am a Director on the Waringarri Aboriginal Arts Board as well as on the ANKAAA Board. I completed the ANKAAA Arts-worker Extension program in 2012 and have learnt many industry skills. I paint my father’s Country in Timber Creek and Nimbiya or Butterfly Dreaming from my mother’s side. I paint these as often as I can when I’m not looking after my children and grandchildren. I follow in the footsteps of my elders and learn about Country, culture and art from my parents and the old people