Betty Williams (nee Yarrak)

I was born in Cloncurry and then my mum brought me back to Mornington Island. I went to school as far as grade 9 and then did a bit of office work in the community.

I entered into a relationship with John Williams and had two sons Jean in 1983 and Dereck in 1984.

Not long after I got very sick and found out that I'm epileptic and at times I end up in hospital so I haven't been able to do much in the last few years.

That's what I like about painting at the Art Centre. It makes me stronger and feel better that I am able to paint, to do something not home sick all the time.

I like to paint about my mother's country on Bentinck Island. She was born at a place called Catfish Story near Minikuri. I also like to paint about my grandfather's country at Miniduri.

Betty Williams (nee Yarrak)

Artworks

7562-12

$1,500.00

Betty Williams

My Uncle's Country, 2012

61 x 91 cm

Acrylic on Belgian linen

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1225-19

$1,000.00

Betty Williams

Mathali Sea Eagle, 2009

75 x 101 cm

Acrylic on Belgian linen

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1228-19

$1,000.00

Betty Williams

Kathuka, 2000

75 x 101 cm

Acrylic on Belgian linen

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1351-19

$1,500.00

Betty Williams

My Mother's Country, 2019

60 x 90 cm

Acrylic on canvas

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