Artist | PAJI WAJINA HONEYCHILD YANKARR

Artist | PAJI WAJINA HONEYCHILD YANKARR


Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by PAJI WAJINA HONEYCHILD YANKARR of Mangkaja Artists. The title is Jupurr and Yirtil Jila II. [pc553/04] (Atelier Artist Acrylic on 11oz Canvas)

PAJI WAJINA HONEYCHILD YANKARR

Jupurr and Yirtil Jila II

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by PAJI WAJINA HONEYCHILD YANKARR of Mangkaja Artists. The title is Thuori. [pc121/04] (Atelier Artist Acrylic on 11oz Cotton Duck)

PAJI WAJINA HONEYCHILD YANKARR

Thuori

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by PAJI WAJINA HONEYCHILD YANKARR of Mangkaja Artists. The title is Kurntumarrajarra. [wp363/04] (Atelier Acrylic, 250gsm Velin Arches Paper)

PAJI WAJINA HONEYCHILD YANKARR

Kurntumarrajarra

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by PAJI WAJINA HONEYCHILD YANKARR of Mangkaja Artists. The title is Milkurla. [pc325/04] (Atelier Artist Acrylic on 11oz Canvas)

PAJI WAJINA HONEYCHILD YANKARR

Milkurla

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by PAJI WAJINA HONEYCHILD YANKARR of Mangkaja Artists. The title is Milkurla. [pc349/04] (Atelier Artist Acrylic on 11oz Cotton Duck)

PAJI WAJINA HONEYCHILD YANKARR

Milkurla

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by PAJI WAJINA HONEYCHILD YANKARR of Mangkaja Artists. The title is Nurtu Jila. [pc512/04] (Atelier Artist Acrylic on 14oz Canvas)

PAJI WAJINA HONEYCHILD YANKARR

Nurtu Jila

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by PAJI WAJINA HONEYCHILD YANKARR of Mangkaja Artists. The title is Mikulpurrtu. [wp186/92] (Derivan Matisse Acrylic - 250gsm Velin Arches Paper)

PAJI WAJINA HONEYCHILD YANKARR

Mikulpurrtu

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by PAJI WAJINA HONEYCHILD YANKARR of Mangkaja Artists. The title is Wirrkuja. [461/11] (Atelier Acrylic, 250gsm Velin Arches Paper)

PAJI WAJINA HONEYCHILD YANKARR

Wirrkuja

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by PAJI WAJINA HONEYCHILD YANKARR of Mangkaja Artists. The title is Mukurrurtu. [wp12/92] (Acrylic Matt Paint on 300gsm S&W Paper)

PAJI WAJINA HONEYCHILD YANKARR

Mukurrurtu

Paji Wajina Honeychild Yankarr was born at Kurntumarrajarra, jilji (sandhill) country, near marsh country along the Canning Stock Route. She married very young and her first husband died in the desert.

She moved to Cherrabun Station where she worked washing clothes, cutting the lawn with scissors, watering the flowers and cooking at the stock camp. In 1989 Honeychild married Boxer Yankarr (1930?97), also an artist and fellow student at Karrayili Adult Education Centre, at Junjuwa community. In 1990 Honeychild learnt to make ceramics at classes organised by the Teenage Roadshow, a program funded by the Australia Council, and the department of Aboriginal Affairs, which sends artists to remote Aboriginal communities. Honeychild first exhibited work in Karrayili at Tandanya, Adelaide, 1991.

She was also represented in Images of Power: Aboriginal Art of the Kimberley, National Gallery of Victoria, 1993; and This is my country, a Mangkaja Arts exhibition held at Artspace, Claremont for the 1994 Festival of Perth.

Her pottery was included in Delinquent Angel: Australian Historical, Aboriginal and Contemporary Ceramics, an exhibition at the Muzeo Internazionale della Ceramiche, Faenza, 1995..



Paji Wajina Honeychild Yankarr was born at Kurntumarrajarra, jilji (sandhill) country, near marsh country along the Canning Stock Route. She married very young and her first husband died in the desert.

She moved to Cherrabun Station where she worked washing clothes, cutting the lawn with scissors, watering the flowers and cooking at the stock camp. In 1989 Honeychild married Boxer Yankarr (1930?97), also an artist and fellow student at Karrayili Adult Education Centre, at Junjuwa community. In 1990 Honeychild learnt to make ceramics at classes organised by the Teenage Roadshow, a program funded by the Australia Council, and the department of Aboriginal Affairs, which sends artists to remote Aboriginal communities. Honeychild first exhibited work in Karrayili at Tandanya, Adelaide, 1991.

She was also represented in Images of Power: Aboriginal Art of the Kimberley, National Gallery of Victoria, 1993; and This is my country, a Mangkaja Arts exhibition held at Artspace, Claremont for the 1994 Festival of Perth.

Her pottery was included in Delinquent Angel: Australian Historical, Aboriginal and Contemporary Ceramics, an exhibition at the Muzeo Internazionale della Ceramiche, Faenza, 1995..



Exhibitions that PAJI WAJINA HONEYCHILD YANKARR has exhibited at

Songlines - NAIDOC 2016

A Collection of Fine Indigenous Art


Kurntumarrajarra - The Estate of Paji Wajina …

A Collection of Fine Mangkaja Indigenous Art