Amy Loogatha Rayarriwarrtharrbayingat

I remember getting a message that Aunty Sally Gabori was coming over to Bentinck to show us something. She brought one of her paintings and gave it to Ethel. It was beautiful. So we decided that we would follow Sally and paint too. I got a shock when I went to the Art Centre and saw all my sisters and Aunties painting. Now I paint with them.

I was born behind Nyinyilki on Bentinck Island. I remember when I was small and planes used to fly overhead we used to run and hide in the mangroves. It was fun playing and growing up on Bentinck as small girls but that soon changed when they came and took us away and dumped us on Mornington Island on 1946.

Life was very hard in the dormitory. We were fed flour with weevils in it, we had to bathe in saltwater and our clothes were made out of rough material like the canvas we now paint on. I went out to the mainland to work for a few years on stations before coming back to Mornington and having children.

When our land rights came it was great to be free of Mornington Island and return to our home. I took my grandchildren with me to show them their traditional country and to live on our homeland once again.

Now, I’m living on Mornington Island again and painting about my Country.

Amy Loogatha Rayarriwarrtharrbayingat

Artworks

282-21

282-21

$800.00

Amy Loogatha

Emu and Turkey Story Place - 2021

40.5 x 51 cm

Acrylic on canvas

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262-21

262-21

$800.00

Amy Loogatha

Bijurra - Pippies - 2021

40.5 x 51 cm

Acrylic on canvas

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277-21

277-21

$800.00

Amy Loogatha

Mirraa Kabarra - 2021

51 x 40.5 cm

Acrylic on canvas

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104-21

104-21

$750.00

Amy Loogatha

Bush Berries, 2021

40.7 x 50.8 cm

Acrylic on canvas board

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1459-19

1459-19

$2,500.00

Amy Loogatha

Kabara - Salt Pan, 2019

91.5 x 91.5 cm

Acrylic on Belgian linen

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778-20

778-20

$2,500.00

Amy Loogatha

Salt Pan At Nyinyilki, 2020

91 x 91 cm

Acrylic on Belgian linen

 

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1121-19

1121-19

$2,000.00

Amy Loogatha

Salt Pan On My Country, 2019

91 x 91 cm

Acrylic on Belgian linen

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845-19

845-19

$1,500.00

Amy Loogatha

Nyinyilki Salt Pan, 2019

60.5 x 91 cm

Acrylic on Belgian linen

 

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1285-19

1285-19

$1,250.00

Amy Loogatha

Oak Tree Point, 2019

59.5 x 79.6 cm

Acrylic on Belgian linen

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1180-19

1180-19

$1,500.00

Amy Loogatha

Nyinyilki, 2019

60 x 90 cm

Acrylic on Belgian linen

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920-19

920-19

$1,500.00

Amy Loogatha

My Country, 2019

91 x 60.6 cm

Acrylic on Belgian linen

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927-19

927-19

$950.00

Amy Loogatha

Emu and Turkey Story Place, 2019

58 x 77 cm

Acrylic on Arches paper

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