‘My name is Crystal Gardiner and I was born 1988 in Derby. My father is William Gardiner [dec.] and he’s from around Marble Bar and my mother [Nyagulya] Katie [Nalgood] is from around Looma in the Kimberley.
When I was young I spent a lot of time just going up and down between Looma and [Port] Hedland, travelling round and camping out. I like the bush life. I like fishing and listening to family telling stories around the campfire, drawing on the ground. Sometimes it’s Dreamtime stories and sometimes personal ones. I started doing animation and painting when I saw my Dad doing his paintings.’