POSITION: Machinist, Designer, Artist
BORN: 1952, Nguiu, Bathurst Island
SKIN GROUP: Warntarringuwi
STARTED WORK AT BIMA WEAR: 1969
MEDIUMS: Fabric, Linocuts, Etching
DESIGNS: Sharon the Pig
My name is Noreen Kerinaiua. I am a widow and live at Forrestry suburb. I have two adopted sons - Paul Simon and Thomas - (a new first time dad, with Mona).
I have worked at Bima since it started in 1969 mainly working as a sewing machinist. In the past two years I have started making screen designs and lino cut prints.
We have good bush tucker here on the Tiwi Islands - I like to go hunting for yuwuli (mangrove worm) piranga(long bum). At home I like watching AFL on TV. My teams are Western Bulldogs and Irrimaru (Bulldogs)
I had a pet pig named Sharon who is now deceased – during a recent Community cull.