Rhonda moved to Katherine in 2016 after her partner passed away. She became a painter, a carver and a weaver after watching her three brothers and two sisters and begging them to teach her. “One day I went to the shop and got a blank paper and some colours, and started doing my designs. Then it went straight into my head – that’s it. I didn’t leave doing my art after that. I just went on and on and on.”Rhonda was born in Ngukurr in 1966, and grew up in nearby Urapunga. Her Aboriginal name is Brongin. Her father’s language is Rittarungu her mother language is Ngalakan. She speaks a mixture of these languages, as well as Kriol and English with her family.
Magpie Goose acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live, work and trade. We acknowledge their ongoing connection and custodianship for Country.
We pay our deep respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, particularly those who we work and collaborate with.
Always was, always will be.