Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Dulcie Greeno

Lackerrernunne, 2008
larapuna (Eddystone Point)
white flag iris (Diplarrena moraea)
400x230 mm

‘The old people they used to make the baskets so we can continue on now from where they left off.’

Dulcie Greeno, was born in 1923 on Cape Barren Island when it was still under the control of the Cape Barren Island Reserve Act 1912. She later lived on Flinders Island with her family who continued traditional Aboriginal practices of fishing and mutton birding. Dulcie is a respected Tasmanian Aboriginal Elder who lives in Launceston.

Dulcie is a renowned shell necklace maker and has been making necklaces for more than 40 years. Today, her skill creating intricate patterns is used for a variety of crafts including knitting, crocheting as well as making shell necklaces. Her work has been exhibited widely at a state and national level over the past 20 years.

Dulcie’s work is held in the collections of the National Museum of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, National Maritime Museum of Australia, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. Dulcie, as the eldest basket weaver, attended the majority of the tayenebe fibre workshops. She started learning on Bruny Island and finished the last workshop at larapuna (Eddystone Point) showing younger women how she learnt.


Tuneherwah, 2007
Lady Barron, Flinders island
blueberry (Dianella tasmanica)