​Lorraine Kabbindi White TC'09

​Following in the footsteps of her grandfather, Lorraine Kabbindi White TC'09, has continued the tradition of creating striking artworks inspired by ancestral landscapes. In 2012, Lorraine held her first exhibition in Lorne, Victoria. Lorraine is also currently the primary care-giver to six indigenous students studying at secondary schools across Melbourne, as part of a program run by the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School, aimed at supporting students from remote or regional communities.

3 Lorraine Kabbindi White

After completing her VCE, Lorraine returned to the Northern Territory, where she was born, to assist at the local school in Gunbalanya. Having inherited her grandfather’s passion and talent for painting – her grandfather, Bardayal ‘Lofty’ Nadjamerrek AO, was a distinguished Aboriginal leader and artist in Western Arnhem Land and one of the last of his generation to create rock art in this area – Lorraine returned to his birthplace upon his death in order to continue painting in his tradition. In 2012, Lorraine held her first exhibition in Lorne, Victoria. Her paintings, which she describes as being in the Mimih style of her ancestors, often show the spirit beings, animals and plants of her grandfather’s country. Outside of art, Lorraine is currently the primary care-giver to six indigenous students currently studying at secondary schools across Melbourne, as part of a program run by the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School, aimed at supporting students from remote or regional communities. The six girls live with Lorraine and rely on her as their carer until they finish their schooling.