I am a proud Palawa woman from the trawlwoolway people in the north eastern part of Lutruwita, Tasmania. I am an Aboriginal Health Practitioner and work full time as a Health Manager for my local Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service. I have spent many years working for my community and love what I do, helping making a difference to my mob. I am a mum to 7 beautiful children, 4 girls and 3 boys and married to hubby Jason.
I express myself creatively and love to combine cultural practice with contemporary methods. I am an artist and cultural practitioner who enjoys exploring new ideas and pushing the limits of my imagination. I love to work with natural materials such as kelp, fibres and shells and utilise them in contemporary designs. I continue to expand my skills and explore other mediums such as photography and digital graphic design.
Meet the Family
Back: Josh, Hollie and Jacob - Middle: Bec and Pyper - Front: Fabian and Lainee
Image Courtesy of: Jamie Langdon - Black Snow Images
We are a big beautiful blended family with Bec and Josh being Jasons' children and Hollie and Jacob being Emmas' from previous marriages. Our 3 youngest ones we share together and they complete the crew.
We love to travel, camping and going on adventures in our amazing island state with our friends. We love to spend time on Country, collecting shells, fibres and kelp to utilise in my works, whilst also teaching the kids about their culture and sharing my knowledge with them. I also do gathering trips with my sister Bec and see this as in important part of us keeping mentally, physically and culturally strong.
Image of Emma taken at sunset on a trip to gather shells.
Image: Bec Woolley
This is an article by Jillian Mundy from the Koorie Mail that was done during the COVID lockdown.
Pictured from left to right: Bec, 29, Husband Jason, Fabian, 9, Emma, Lainee, 11,, Jacob, 23, Pyper, 13, Josh, 25 and Hollie, 24.