Donna Blackall

I was born in Mt. Gambier SA, but raised in Ballarat.  I have lived in Ballarat most of my life.  My Mother brought me up with cultural knowledge, although it became more important to me once my Mother passed away.  I have been involved in cultural tourism and art for many years.

My weaving work has been featured in Melbourne Town Hall, National Gallery of Victoria, Koorie Heritage Trust and Deakin University collections. I have also done many collaborative works with other First Nation artists.

I worked with the Pepperminarti NT community and learnt different techniques of weaving.

Weaving keeps me connected to my culture and spirituality.  It’s healing and important to keep our stories strong and pass on our libraries of knowledge.