Artist | WEAVER JACK

Artist | WEAVER JACK


Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by WEAVER JACK of Bidyadanga Artists (Yulparija & Mangala). The title is Kaljarli 2003. [1991] (Acrylic on Canvas)

WEAVER JACK

Kaljarli 2003

Weaver was born at Lungarung, a jila (waterhole) in the Great Sandy Desert.

This place is near Winpa country on the Canning Stock Route.

Weaver grew up in this country and travelled around with her two mummies and daddy before being married off to her promised husband.

After mining started in the Pilbara, much of the valuable underground creek system was disturbed, creating a devastating drought in the Yulparitja country.

Many people died and others moved away.

Weaver had children with her husband, and continued travelling further from her home in search of water. Eventually they came to Weaver's sister at Bidyadanga in the late 1960's.

She has spent most of her life living a traditional lifestyle, and she is considered to be the senior law woman for the Yulparitja people..



Weaver was born at Lungarung, a jila (waterhole) in the Great Sandy Desert.

This place is near Winpa country on the Canning Stock Route.

Weaver grew up in this country and travelled around with her two mummies and daddy before being married off to her promised husband.

After mining started in the Pilbara, much of the valuable underground creek system was disturbed, creating a devastating drought in the Yulparitja country.

Many people died and others moved away.

Weaver had children with her husband, and continued travelling further from her home in search of water. Eventually they came to Weaver's sister at Bidyadanga in the late 1960's.

She has spent most of her life living a traditional lifestyle, and she is considered to be the senior law woman for the Yulparitja people..



Exhibitions that WEAVER JACK has exhibited at

Stock Room Show - 2012 (Part 2)

A Collection of Contemporary Modern Aboriginal Art


From Desert to Saltwater Country

A Collection of Fine Bidyadanga Aboriginal Art