Copy of Our Story


My name is Kenita- Lee McCartney founder of  kenita.lee

Creating has always been a part of my life. This page was created to share my storytelling, healing, achievements through my creative arts with the rest of the world.

I have been using creative arts to tell me stories from a young age, the visual look may be different from traditional, but it is still the same storytelling. When I was around thirteen, I started experimenting and connecting to a paintbrush, through this I created a visual representation of what was in my mind. This was a way for me to express my emotions and experiences.

I am a proud  Wemba Wemba, Wiradjuri, Wotjiboluk, Nari Nari and Boon Wurrung woman living on the stolen lands of the Wemba Wemba people.

Creating for me has always been my way to express emotions, experiences, healing and self care. As an adult I began expressing myself through various creative practices, including dance and weaving.

Keeping our traditions alive is so important to me. My pembemgguk (children) are growing up strong within their identity and culture, surrounded by art, culture and community. I like to paint in mostly vibrant colours to express myself, i turn to a natural palette through different seasons in my life.

Matakupaat Arts is run on the Murray River in regional Victoria. Matakupaat Arts is situation on the lands of my people the Wemba Wemba people.