Our Collectors Gallery invites you to enjoy a curated online exhibition of artworks by selected artists. Each artwork is accompanied by a certificate of provenance, story and artist biography.
Dora Griffiths’ commitment to her culture and community are reflected in her multi-faceted responsibilities as an artist, an emerging curator and a community leader. Her arts practice primarily includes painting and textiles printing. "I was born in Kununurra on Miriwoong Country and lived here all my life except for some schooling in Broome. I have worked at St Joseph's School as a teacher's aid and at Mirima Language centre as a secretary. I also worked at the Women's Centre. I started as the artist support worker at Waringarri Aboriginal Arts helping all the old people in 2004. After coming here for a while and helping the old people mix paints, I started painting myself.”
Dora is the Chair of the Waringarri Arts Board and a director on the ANKA board as well as several community organisations. As an artist, grandmother and spokesperson for the community, Dora shows strong leadership for young and emerging artists at Waringarri Arts.
Dora continues the tradition of painting Country like her father (the late Mr. Griffiths) and her mother Peggy Griffiths. “I paint my father’s Country in Timber Creek and Nimbiya or Butterfly Dreaming from my mother’s side. I paint and print textiles as often as I can because it heals me. I have 5 children and 8 grandchildren. I am following in the footsteps of my parents and my elders to learn about Country, culture and art and to share that knowledge through my art and in the way I curate exhibitions.”