Heather’s works are inspired by teachings passed down by her Yidinji/Kuganji mother (Yarrabah) and her Wik Mungkan father and grandmother (Aurukun & Pormpuraaw) from Far North Queensland. Heather’s father was forcibly taken from his mother in Aurukun to Normanton Mission at the age of twelve. Her mother was also taken from her parents and placed in a dormitory in Yarrabah. She is a skilled draftswoman with a fertile imagination to tell her stories. Heather works in a range of mediums including drawing, printmaking, painting, ceramics and weaving. Her works have been collected by major Australian galleries.
Heather Koowootha – CV