Tiny Macale was born at Inverway Station in the Northern Territory sometime in the 1930s. She grew up at the station with her family where she learned a lot about living the bush life, hunting and gathering food. She also learned from her elders about traditional way of life, singing and dancing. When Tiny became a young woman, she started working at the station and this is where she met her husband and had her first children.
Over the years, Tiny and her family worked many jobs and moved between Limbunya Station, Wave Hill, VRD Station, Wyndham and Alice Downs Station before they eventually moved to Halls Creek. Altogether Tiny had 8 children, 15 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.
Tiny paints proudly of her country and culture and the stories she learned from her elders.
Courtesy of Yarliyil Art Centre
Sadly, Tiny Macale passed away in Jan 2016.