Amata SA

“I am going to forage in the Country now. I am going to forage for our food. But it is going to be produced in a different way. So I am going to forage and then I am going to make things with what I gather and that will be sold and then I’ll make money. So our lands are still feeding us.”

Mary is a skilled weaver, using Minarri grass, wool and raffia to make both baskets and sculptures. She is also an accomplished painter. Her favourite topics are waterholes, spiders, watersnakes, and hunting after fires. Mary is a well-respected and influential member of her community and a senior cultural figure.

Mary is from the remote South Australian community of Amata and currently lives with her family at their homeland of Rocket Bore.