Ruby Morton Portrait

Ruby Morton

Born in 1968, Ruby Morton is part of the original group of Alyawarre Aboriginal women to be taught batik and her work is included in the ‘Robert Holmes a Court’ collection. Ruby has established herself as a painter in the same tradition as her mother, Mary Morton, as well as her sisters and aunties. Her Dreamtime stories belong to her countries Ngkwarlerlanem and Arnkawenyerr. The stories that are featured in her paintings include Rainbow (boor-la-da), Ilyarn and Ilyarnayt, Tharrkarr (sweet honey grevillea), Yerramp (Honey ant), Bush Medicine Grass and also a variety of Alpeyt (flowers).