Meet Arikah Arts
I am a Ngemba women from Brewarrina, New South Wales. I have lived and worked in Bundjalung Country for 47 years.
I have always loved art from an early age but due to life experiences my love of art was put on the back burner until recently. My artwork consist of mixed media working with paints, find felt pens, paint pens and the use of photoshop. I joined an aboriginal art group in 2016, which is held weekly at YWCA and it has help me to see my full potential. This art group which is called “Ngalingah Minjung Dubais” – Our Happy Women has expanded in leaps and bounds. It brings together a group of women who are experiencing tough times in their lives and gives us something to look forward each week. I feel more blessed of being involved with this group, they are a wonderful bunch of women. I can say that I am a prodigy of the amazing group as they have helped me on a different journey with my art.
I have been given the opportunity to engage in the community with my art. I produced some of my art in the HIPPY Program book at the YWCA and was given the opportunity to design a shirt for the North Coast Regional Local Aboriginal Land Council. I also recently entered my art work in 2019 NAIDOC poster competition, unfortunately I was unsuccessful.
I don’t know where I would be, without the amazing support I have received from Sarah Bolt for believing in me, Our Happy Women’s art group for helping me to shine and CASPA for supporting me in so many ways and from all of this, I now see myself in the position of possibly starting my own business in the near future.
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