Dorothy is a Dhuwa lady of the Ngalbulanj family. She is a superb weaver and experiments with her techniques. She weaves full-time and makes regular bush trips into the river laden country of the Katherine region, to collect the Pandanus fibres and colours from specific vegetation. She is passionate about passing her knowledge onto to the younger generations in her family. Her daughters and granddaughters regularly join her on her trips.
Dorothy’s weavings range in the vibrancy of colour, size, style and technique. She is an outstanding, imaginative weave artist and has had her works exhibited in many collections across the country and abroad. She is renowned for her Yawk Yawk (Mermaid), oversized baskets and her pulverised pandanus netting. Her work often incorporates a multitude textures and patterning, utilised from the pandanus plant. All of her work utilises traditional techniques through collection to creation and significant cultural significance or stories.