Sarrita King was born on March 5th 1988. Her father William King is
from the tribe Gurindji, with his skin name being Jungala. Sarrita grew
up in Darwin in the Northern Territory.
During 2005 Sarrita visited her father, William King, several times
and became interested in his art. After completing high school in Darwin
and being accepted by the South Australian Institute of Sport for
netball Sarrita decided to move to Adelaide permanently.
Sarrita now spends most of her time in her father's studio working on
her art. Sarrita's inspiration for her art is the amazing environment
she grew up within the Northern Territory. Also, Sarrita reflects on
much of her experiences with family members, especially her father who
taught her about her Aboriginal heritage and the connection to our world
Sarrita's Lightning Series
The Lightning series is inspired by the big storms of the Northern
Territory. From a young age Sarrita King has always been fascinated by
the big rains where she grew up. Most of all seeing the storms in the
distance she would be amazed by the patterns formed by the rain drops,
lightning and the clouds.