Jarran Jan Billycan
Born: about 1930
Language Group(s): Yulparija, Manyjilyjarra
Art Centre(s): Yulparija Artists
CSR Project role: Artist, contributor
Skin Group: Karimarra
Totem: Jawalpa, sugarbag
Biography: Jarran grew up around the Percival Lakes. She has strong ties to Kiriwirri, the Country of her father’s clan and the place where she was born. In the 1960s she was picked up by extended family members and taken to Bidyadanga, where she lives today. Jarran is a respected maparn (medicine woman) and has been painting since 2003. She returned to her Country for the first time in 2006.
Photographer: Tim Acker
Photograph date: 2009
Photography copyright: © FORM
Source: Images - Exhibition
Accession ID: 20131016_FORM_MIRA_B0090_0092
Provenance: This material is sourced from Ngurra Kuju Walyja — the Canning Stock Route Project, which was initiated in 2006 by FORM and developed in partnership with Birriliburu, Kayili, KALACC, Mangkaja, Martumili, Ngurra, Papunya Tula, Paruku IPA, Warlayirti and Yulparija artists and art centres.