Dotty is a Larrakia woman who has lived in Darwin all her life. She started creating art in the year 2000 specialising in painting on canvas and has since also developed into an accomplished printmaker. She was taught painting by her father and uncle who are known for their carving and art within the Larrakia community.
Dotty has been involved in creating public art works, including Lyons suburb at Lee Point, where she has supplied painted canvas as well as murals and tile designs. She has also contributed to the painting of the water tank at East Arm, which tells the story of the Larrakia.
Dotty’s art focuses on food that is available from Larrakia land and sea. Her art reflects her relationship to the land and is unique in the way that she uses lines to create a three dimensional effect.
“The curved lines I paint is unique only to me. My grandfathers came to me in a dream and told me to paint it this way. I will continue to paint in this way forever.”
- Dotty Fejo
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