Place of Birth Maningrida, Central Arnhem Land, NT
Mother’s Country Navy Landing, Liverpool River, NT
Father’s Country Flying Fox Creek, Arnhem Land, NT
Dreaming Mantupunga (Tuna Fish)
Susan grew up in Maningrida and as a young girl learnt to make bark paintings and intricately woven mats and baskets. She started working at Munupi Arts & Crafts (Yikikinni Women’s Centre) in 1990 and has since developed a unique style that has influence from both Tiwi and Arnhem Land cultures. In 1991 Susan participated in the Canberra printmaking workshop. In 1992 Susan went to Paris representing Munupi Arts & Crafts and assisted with the hanging of the women’s centre exhibition. Susan works on linen and Arches paper with natural ochres, along with limited edition lino prints and etchings. Susan is also a fine weaver and Tunga (bark basket) craftsperson.