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A common phrase used by Kaiadilt elders is “muthaa miburlda ngad”, literally “many eye me”, but rendered idiomatically as “my eyes have seen much”… It is only in her early eighties that Sally Gabori has begun to paint. All artists, of course must learn to see before they begin to paint, and eighty years of invisible learning taught Sally Gabori to see what she does.

Dr Nicholas Evans, ‘Muthaa miburlda ngad: The life of Sally Gabori’ in Sally’s Story, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, 2005, p.13.

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