Maria Josette Orsto (nee Apuatimi)
Place of Birth Pularumpi, Melville Island
Mothers Country Wangurruwu (Marluwu), Bathurst Island
Fathers Country Imalu, Melville Island
Clan (skin group) Japajapunga (march fly)
Dance Trick Dance
Residence Tiwi Design, Nguiu Bathurst Island
Josette started painting as a young girl, taught by her father, Declan Apuatimi. In his later years, she participated in and completed much of his work. Josette is a prolific carver, printer and batik artist. Josette moves between Nguiu and Ranku, Bathurst Island.