Dora Griffiths



DOB: 1970
Born: Timber Creek
Skin Nambidjin
Language Miriwoong

About Artist:
"I was born in Kununurra and lived here all my life except for some schooling in Broome in Years 8 & 9. I came back to Kununurra for Year 10. I have worked at St Joseph's School as a teacher's aid and at Mirima Language centre as a secretary. Also at the Women's centre I have been the chairperson. I now work at Warinagarri Arts as the artist support worker, helping all the old people. I started painting after coming here for a while and helping the old people mix paints. I have 5 children."

Artists Peggy Griffiths, Dora Griffiths, Agnes Armstrong and Louise Malarvie travelled to Shanghai to represent the Art Community at an Exhibition Opening in 2013 and enjoyed their experience of a new culture - Chinese art, Shanghai city lights and a wealth of new ideas.

The Artists confidently shared their stories with audiences at both exhibitions and celebrated the spiritual connection to their art with a Lirrga performance at the OFOTO/ANART Gallery opening.

."It has been an amazing trip for us," said Dora Griffiths, artist and Vice Chairperson of Waringarri Aboriginal Arts. We enjoyed the whole experience, the Chinese art museums, the sightseeing and being looked after so well by our hosts." With a shining smile she added, "We were so proud and excited to be able to share our art."