Kelvin Allen

Spinifex Hill Studios

“My name’s Kelvin Allen.  I was born in Port Hedland in 1982.  My Mum, Nora Allen, she passed away. She was from Warralong and my father, his name is George Sailor, he come from Jigalong.   I was happy in Warralong. I did schooling there and in Yandeyarra.   

Years ago I came back here [Port Hedland] and I been this side a long time.   I used to work in Marble Bar, cutting grasses with machines. I been around playing football, getting the footy with Karntimarta and Punmu boys.  We went to Perth and we won a medal. 

I been watching my family paint for years.  I been watching, waiting. I was thinking about pictures a long time and now I started to put ’em down. “