Janine McAullay Bott’s weaves are culturally significant, ever-evolving, and the artist’s way of visualising her people; their culture, the unique sense of humour they possess.
Her ambition through art and her heart is to convey to the public the beauty of the Noongar peoples of the southwest of Western Australia: the artist’s mother’s people, her ancestors.
McAullay Bott explains “When looking into the weave you can see the spirits of the native animals and the Noongars they represent, depending on what is in your heart.
I believe I inherited a gift from the old people, which could be taken away at any moment.
The weaves must be represented in the right way, always dignified like the beautiful spirits they represent.”