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

927-19

$950.00

Amy Loogatha

Emu and Turkey Story Place, 2019

58 x 77 cm

Acrylic on Arches paper

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10341-16

$1,500.00

Amy Loogatha

Makarrki, 2016

61 x 91 cm

Acrylic on canvas

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10515-17

$1,500.00

Amy Loogatha

Love Rocks, 2017

61 x 91 cm

Acrylic on canvas

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10303-16

$1,500.00

Amy Loogatha

My Country, 2016

61 x 91 cm

Acrylic on canvas

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349-20

$1,000.00

Amy Loogatha

My Country, 2020

60 x 91 cm

Acrylic on Belgian linen

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179-20

$1,750.00

Amy Loogatha

Kumbau, 2020

101.5 x 101 cm

Acrylic on Belgian linen

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455-20

$1,250.00

Amy Loogatha

My Country, 2020

91 x 91 cm

Acrylic on Belgian linen

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1476-19

$600.00

Amy Loogatha

Emu and Turkey Story Place, 2019

51 x 40.5 cm

Acrylic on Belgian linen

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364-20

$1,750.00

Amy Loogatha

Bijurra - Pippies, 2020

59.5 x 135 cm

Acrylic on Belgian linen

SOLD