Mabel Ritchie

Burnt Bridge Mission Exhibition

Mabel Ritchie is a Dunghutti woman who grew up at Burnt Bridge Mission as a child. Mabel has some difficulty with communication and struggles to make herself understood, however through her painting she speaks volumes.

Mabel’s works explore childhood memories of growing up on the mission.

Her work is exhilarating and honest as she uses a variety of techniques building up surface design with line and texture through applications of bold colours.

Mabel has been painting since 2009 at a Disability Workshop known as ‘Living Skills’ and now enjoys telling her own stories through her artwork.

Mabel has been involved in Exhibitions as follows:2011

Dunghutti Ngaku Aboriginal Art GallerySaltwater Freshwater Festival

Wollotuka Acquisitive Art Prize – Newcastle

30 x 30       Exhibitions DNAAG

Crescent Head Art Prize 3rd


International Indigenous Women’s Day Exhibition DNAAG

Sydney Opera House, Jabidi Silk Canvas Launch

Naidoc Week Exhibition at Gladstone MV Gallery

Burnt Bridge Exhibition


Kempsey Art Prize

International Indigenous Women’s Day Exhibition DNAAG

Naidoc Week Exhibition DNAAG

Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre

Solo Exhibition DNAAG

Recipient Delineate Don’tDISMyAbility

Display at launch of Don’tDISMyAbility


Travelling Burnt Bridge Mission Exhibition Armidale Aboriginal Cultural   Centre & Keeping Place & Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre