Zelda Wurigir was born in 1963 and grew up on her mothers Homeland of Yilan. Living in the bush she learnt the bush ways from her old people including collecting, striping dying and weaving bush fibres. At the age of 9 she began to make her own weavings. Today Zelda enjoy’s sharing her skills with her granddaughter (one of Milingimbi Art and Culture’s youngest artists) Gail Bonson.
Zelda’s weavings are made skillfully and can be distinguished by a course aesthetic that is often associated with the clans whose Homelands lie to the east of Yurrwi (Milingimbi).
Zelda moved to Bodiya Homeland on the island of Yurrwi as a young lady when she married her husband. Zelda is an artist, grandmother and highly skilled teacher. She is part of a dedicated group of artists that attend the art centre daily she also works with the Crocodile Islands Rangers Youth Engagement Program.