Betty Sykes


I was born in Cooktown and grew up in the Ayton area.  I went to school at the Bloomfield state school and then to Warrick High School south of Brisbane.

Our family totem is the Eagle.

At 17 I worked at the post office and then I met Clide my partner.

I have 4 children 2 grown up and 2 at school still I also look after my sister’s daughter.

I have been learning to bead with Doreen Creek using seeds from the forest.

Also semi-precious stone and shells and am really enjoying the art form.

Date of Birth: 29/07/1967
Language/s: Kuku Yalanji
Group Exhibitions
2015, July Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal, Cairns  2015 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair
Mediums     Acrylic on Canvas, Lino Cut Prints, Seed Jewellery, Screenprint on 100% silk
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