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Yvonne Martin

Warmun Art Centre

Yvonne Martin was born in Wyndham in 1961 and went to primary school at St Joseph’s school in Wyndham.

Martin met her husband Max Thomas in the 1970s and moved to Warmun to live on his country with his family. Martin has four children with Max. Yvonne has been painting for nearly 20 years, since Warmun Art Centre was established.

Yvonne paints country belonging to her father around Wyndham, called Speewah. This is in Woolah country which is her language group. Martin teaches other women in her community about painting. She currently lives at Doon Doon Community, 100kms north from Warmun.