• Artist: Dorothy May
  • Art Centre: Mangkaja Arts
  • Region: Kimberley

Artwork Story

“I was born at old Cherrabun Station along the Fitzroy River. At an early age my mother and father took me on a wagon all around Yakanarra, this is my country too.

When I grow up big I went to work at the old Cherrabun station for kartiya, washing and cleaning. Sometimes I would go bush to get away. This is where I learnt to make damper and tea.This was when I was single girl.

After this time I met my husband Tommy May, we were friends first. We have six children

I work at Karrayili Adult Education Centre learning to read and write. I have been painting for a long time.”

Dorothy May © Mangkaja Arts