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Mauretta Drage

Ku’arlu Mangga (Good Nest)

Mauretta Drage grew up on Yamatji Country in Northampton and Wandalgu. She is a proud Nhanda/Wadjarri woman developing her own multi media art practise, celebrating family stories and cultural heritage.  Mauretta also works in collaboration with her mother Colleen and son Kane Clifton on innovative public art installations to promote positive cultural visibility in the local landscapes.

Mauretta is a youth supervisor and art teacher at Ku’alru Mangga (Good Nest) in Northampton). Drage teaches wood burning and painting in the Ku’arlu Mangga youth program and assists the cultural camps on the Murchison River near Kalbarri. Drage has been developing her arts practice since after school years working with Olive Boddington at  Wandalgu Arts and with Ku’arlu Mangga since 2010. She works in a wide range of media including public art installations in metal and stone, commissioned for Kalbarri Skywalk.

Mauretta’s 2018-2021 print works are inspired by time along the Murchison river near Kalbarri, listening to family stories and rediscovering bush foods on country.

Mauretta is a founding member of Ku’arlu Mangga (Good Nest) Aboriginal Art Centre located at Northampton Old School Community Initiative Inc