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  • Rochelle Patten Rochelle Patten (Yorta Yorta), In Spirit

Rochelle Patten (Yorta Yorta), In Spirit

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earth and dry pigment on linen, 2023


Connection to our spirit lands. Lore men.


Artist Bio:

Rochelle Patten is a Yorta-Yorta woman born on the veranda of the local Mooroopna hospital in 1948. Rochelle is a highly respected Elder, cultural leader and artist in her community. Rochelle was always creative and in the early years she would watch her father carve and paint. In the 1990’s she had an accident and while she was resting, she painted and fell in love with it again. Over the years she has been in many exhibitions including: Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre Titled "Two Strong Sisters", Boomalli Aboriginal artists cooperative in the “Mum Shirl Tribute" exhibition, "Yenbenal Woka" in March 2023 and "For Our Elders" in July 2023. Rochelle has been more creative, connecting and caring towards her Country, animals and connecting spiritually towards painting.