Philomena Yeatman is a Gunggandji and Kuku Yalanji woman, born and raised in the Yarrabah community. She began her art career in 1991 as a screen printer and jewellery maker, then later developing her skills as a weaver, producing table mats, fans and baskets.
Jabu Birriny (land + sea) Artists
Meet Michelle Yeatman
Michelle Yeatman belongs to the Gunggandji people and was born
and raised in the Yarrabah community. She is an artist working across the mediums of ceramics, painting and printmaking.
Meet Elverina Johnson
Elverina Johnson lives in Yarrabah. Her traditional family name is Bunya Badjil, which means ‘Good Woman’. She is of Kunganji Gurugulu lineage on her grandfather’s side and Indinji Gimuy lineage on her grandmother’s side.
Meet Ruben Ambrym
Ruben Ambrym is of Kuku Yalanji and South Sea Islander heritage and has lived in Yarrabah all of his life. he is a featured artist in Flying Arts’ touring exhibition Jabu Birriny (land + sea)
Meet Valmai Pollard
Valmai Pollard identifies as a Gunggandji woman and has grown up in Yarrabah. She is currently the youngest artist working at the Cultural Precinct.
Meet Edna Ambrym
Edna comes from the Gunggandji people on her mother’s side and is Eastern Kuku Yalanji on her father’s side. She has lived in Yarrabah all her life, raising a large family and has been a practising artist with Yarrabah Arts and Cultural Precinct for 10 years.