Tjaru and English
Sadie was born at Sturt Creek where her father worked in the stock camp and her mother helped in the kitchen. She recalls swimming, fishing and living a carefree life in her early years. When Sadie was old enough she went to the old Balgo mission to attend school. At times she returned to Sturt Creek where they went out digging for bush potato.
When Balgo moved to its current position Sadie began caring for the old people and later started painting. She has many stories to paint that have been passed down from her grandfather and her parents who now live at Billiluna. Sadie is also knowledgeable regarding women’s culture, including taking the young girls through ceremony, teaching them traditional dances and bush medicines.
|2007||Survey, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne|
|2006||Recent Works, Short Street Gallery, Broome|
|1995||Balgo Hills and Utopia Art Exhibitions, Augen Gallery, Portland, USA|