Sabrina Roy

Sabrina Roy is the daughter of senior artists Lily Roy and Roy Rewa. She continues in the footsteps of her parents as a highly skilled harvester of bush materials and maker of ceremonial and everyday objects. Sabrina works closely with her sisters, to make fish traps, bathi (dilly bags and baskets) and feather mats. Sabrina often leads harvesting trips deciding when it is best to visit different areas of the island and when those areas need to rest. Sabrina also works closely with emerging artist sharing her skills and rich knowledge of materials.

Sabrina is one of the few remaining speakers of the Yan-nhangu language and features alongside her family in the highly acclaimed documentary film Big Boss: The Last Leader of the Crocodile Islands.






Barrada, Yan-nhangu, Yolngu



Sabrina Roy with her Djerrk (string bag) woven balgurr fibre, 41 x 41cm 2021