Mary Rowlands

Martumili Artists

“I like to paint bush foods and flowers but I just started painting my grandfather’s Country, I only saw that place when I was grown up. My mother grew up in Jigalong. I’ve been living there for many years in Warralong. I’ve got my family in Newman, stopping near Jigalong and moved this side. I had six kids. I was born in a station on Nyabali Country and my mother been take me from that station to Port Hedland.”

– Mary Rowlands

Mary was born on Hillside Station near Marble Bar, and spent some of her early life in Port Hedland. After Mary lost her mother she travelled with her brothers, sisters and cousins to Nullagine, and then on to Warralong Community where she currently resides with her family.