Nelly Patterson

Nelly Patterson

Nelly Patterson

An Aboriginal woman from Yalata, South Australia. She certainly appreciates the opportunity to sell a piece of work to you. She was born in 1939 and has a lifetime of stories and experiences to share and pass onto younger women of the community. Nelly has an intimate knowledge of the Seven Sisters Story – an epic Tjukurpa (creation) story in which a man, Wati Nyiru chases seven sisters across the whole of Australia, shaping the land as they go.Nelly is new to Indigenu and visited with another artist. She was enroute to do some work in Canberra at a hearing possibly relating to a land right claim so she is a social activist in addition to being a wonderful story teller through her work.