Kittey Malarvie


“I was born at the gold mine – Brockman near Halls Creek. I grew up at the Ord River Station between Mistake Creek and Spring Creek. I travelled to Kununurra with my family in the early 1970s where I first learnt boab carving and artefact making with my mother and father. We used to sell to tourists to make money. My dad was teaching us and we were selling in the street in Kununurra and then through the first Waringarri. We would go out on weekends looking for boab nuts to carve and sell. It was a hard time but a good time. These days I prefer to paint and make prints.”

Kittey Malarvie was represented at Singapore Art Fair 2015 and recently exhibited at at JGM Art London, her first international solo exhibition, titled Luga and Milkwater.


© Waringarri Aboriginal Arts

DOB: 01/06/1938
Language: Jaru
Country: Sturt Creek WA