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Maria Ware

24th Mar 1952

Maria Ware, Kubin Village, Mua Island, Torres Strait Artist

Resides:       St Pauls, Mua Island, Torres Strait Islands
Language:    Torres Strait Creole 
Art Centre:    Ngalmun Lagau Minaral Arts, Mua Island


Weaving, Ghost net baskets, Painting, Jewellery, Lino-cut


“I currently reside at St Paul’s village on Mua Island and am an artist with Ngalmun Lagau Minaral Arts at Kubin Village. I have been making art since school and was taught weaving from my mum and aunties as well as others art work. My focus is now on Ghost Net baskets and jewellery making, and in 2011 I was commended for my Ghost Net basket at the Gab Titui Cultural Centre indigenous Art Award. Since then more people are recognising my work which makes me proud. Since working with Ngalmun Lagau Minaral Arts I have learnt a lot of different styles and techniques including lino-cut prints and painting. I love making my art and it gives me the opportunity to do more and teach others.”


  • August 2011.  Cairns Indigenous Art Fair
  • August 2012.  Cairns Indigenous Art fair
  • February – March 2013.  The Women’s Show. Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne


  • 2011 Gab Titui Cultural Centre Torres Strait Islands – commended Ghost Net Basket
  • 2012 Gab Titui Cultural Centre Torres Strait Islands – Finalist


Queensland Art Gallery