Katrianna McKinnon is an emerging artist at the Waralungku studio. She has a strong connection to cultural stories, but also combines this with her own contemporary interpretation of colour and composition. Katrianna is a Marra (saltwater) woman, but also connects strongly to the mainland; often referring to mainland hunting and bush food gathering in her painted stories. Born in Borroloola, she belongs to a large extended clan group. Her family also have traditional homelands in the Sir Edward Pellow Islands, which is her Yanyuwa grandfather’s country. Katrianna comes from a family of creative people, with her mother being an established artist at Waralunku, and her grandmother a highly respected teacher of Pandanus weaving in the 1970’s.Katrianna loves to paint about her country and the stories of her elders, using her artwork to keep stories and dreamings alive into the future.