Doreen Creek

I was born in Old Lockhart on Cape York. My mother's people came from the Kuku Nyungkul clan of the Shipton's Flat/Helenvale area. My father belonged to the Kaanju tribe of Coen.

I went to school at Miallo Rocky Point and Mossman High School and furthered my education at Kangaroo Point Business College in Brisbane. Since 2006 I have been making rainforest jewellery using nuts, seeds and shells found locally which I love collecting. Aboriginal and Islander colours can be seen in my work.

Jackie Herberte from Bloomfield Valley has been teaching me bead making as a member of the Wujal Wujal Art and Craft group. My bracelets, necklaces, earrings and other items can be found at the Umi Arts stall at the Cairns Esplanade markets and at the Mossman markets.

I also do some painting.

I am now teaching art and craft with my sisters to other members of my family and friends.