community: Fourmile Outstation
Charlene is an senior artist who lives at Fourmile Outstation. Originally from Baniyala community in Blue Mud Bay, she was taught her skills in natural dyeing and painting from family on there. At Four Mile Outstation, she has continued to learn from her grandmother, Elsie and Maureen Bara, and teaches her daughter Sheanah. Charlene is best known for her creative statement jewellery pieces, made out of local shells and seeds collected across the island by her and her family.
Charlene has also lived in Gove for several years pursuing sewing work, before returning to Groote Eylandt in early 2022.