Artist | JUKUJA DOLLY SNELL (dec)

Artist | JUKUJA DOLLY SNELL (dec)


Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by JUKUJA DOLLY SNELL of Mangkaja Artists. The title is Kutu Kutu. [61/06] (Acrylic on Canvas)

JUKUJA DOLLY SNELL (dec)

Kutu Kutu

Mrs. Snell was born at a sacred jila (permanent waterhole) called Kurtal. When her father passed away, she travelled with her mother to Balgo and then to Warnku. Mrs. Snell lived at Warnku until her sister Wagajia took her to Sturt Creek and then back to Warnku.

From there, they walked to Louisa Downs Station with their family. Mrs. Snell also spent time at Bohemia Downs and Christmas Creek Stations. As a young girl, before she had children, she used to milk the goats at Bohemia Downs Station.

Mrs. Snell started painting since the 1980s and held her first exhibition in 1991. Mrs. Snell's paintings depict Mangarri (bush tucker) and plants, Kurtal jila (living waterhole), jilji (sandhills), Marrajati, Kilan Kilan and surrounding country in the Great Sandy Desert. She has two brothers and two sisters who also belong to the Kurtal jila.



Mrs. Snell was born at a sacred jila (permanent waterhole) called Kurtal. When her father passed away, she travelled with her mother to Balgo and then to Warnku. Mrs. Snell lived at Warnku until her sister Wagajia took her to Sturt Creek and then back to Warnku.

From there, they walked to Louisa Downs Station with their family. Mrs. Snell also spent time at Bohemia Downs and Christmas Creek Stations. As a young girl, before she had children, she used to milk the goats at Bohemia Downs Station.

Mrs. Snell started painting since the 1980s and held her first exhibition in 1991. Mrs. Snell's paintings depict Mangarri (bush tucker) and plants, Kurtal jila (living waterhole), jilji (sandhills), Marrajati, Kilan Kilan and surrounding country in the Great Sandy Desert. She has two brothers and two sisters who also belong to the Kurtal jila.



Exhibitions that JUKUJA DOLLY SNELL (dec) has exhibited at

Stock Room Show - 2012 (Part 2)

A Collection of Contemporary Modern Aboriginal Art


Urban & Terrain - Mercedes-Benz Showroom Coll…

A Collection of Contemporary Modern Aboriginal Art


Stock Room Show

2009 Telstra Art Award Selected Artists


MARNINTU MAPARNANA (Women Painting)

A Collection of Fine Mangkaja Aboriginal Art - 200…