Biddy Timbinah Australian, Jaru / Walmajarri / Ngarti, b. c. 1928

Biddy was born in the Western Desert at Kiwirrkurra in the 1920s. As a child with her dad, three mums, sister and brother, she walked 1200 kms from there to Sturt Creek Station near Halls Creek. They lived there for many years and later at Old Flora River station, where Biddy worked as a maid in the station houses. She arrived to live in Halls Creek in 1973 and in 2007 started painting her country and the stories of when she was young in the Western Desert style. In 2012, Biddy won the Mid-West Art Prize for the overall award of excellence & the best work by an Indigenous artist at the Port Hedland Art Award.