Helena Gabori

My Father's Country, 2020

121.5 x 92 cm

Acrylic on Belgian linen


"My Dad was born on the edge of Kabararrji, south of Bentinck Island. So he carries the name Kabararrjingathi, his Country – that's why he is called "Gabori”, the English corruption of the place name. There's lots of grass there called malbaa that the women use to gather to make woven grass bags called miiild."