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Theresa Burak

Theresa Burak

Theresa finished school at Slade College, Brisbane in 1991. She then worked at the Yikikini Womens Centre alongside her mother and sisters. Theresa was then helping old people to collect barks and make the fire to prepare the barks to make the Tungas (bark basket) . Theresa also used to go with her mother, Susan Wanji Wanji and other artists to pick up pandanus and the natural root for dyes to make baskets. Theresa continued working alongside her sisters at the Munupi Art Centre. As Theresa started to work at the art centre the saw her welcoming visitors and explaining the meaning of the artists artworks. Theresa has completed a Certificate II in Arts & Crafts, Batchelor Institute. Theresa is continuing to develop her art practices and participated in numerous exhibitions and art events. In October 2005 she traveled to Brisbane where she was nominated for the Momentos Awards for her Stingray jewellery collection.

 

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