Artist(s): Jarran Jan Billycan
Date created: 2008
Art Centre(s): Yulparija Artists
Medium: acrylic on linen
Artwork Story: This is the birthplace of my father’s clan. The people in our clan are also called Kiriwirri.
Kiriwirri jila lies within the Percival Lakes, or warla Country, a chain of salt lakes that runs for hundreds of kilometres across the desert, intersecting the stock route near Well 39. Kiriwirri is home to people from many language groups, including Yulparija, Wangkajunga, Manyjilyjarra, Nyangumarta, Mangala and Juwaliny speakers.
Location depicted: Kiriwirri
Artwork copyright: ©2013 Jarran Jan Billycan
Catalogue ID: JB/215a/SS
Protocols: Public Access - Restrictions on use
Photographer: Jason McCarthy
Photograph date: 2009-05-15
Photography copyright: National Museum of Australia
born about 1930
Yulparija, Manyjilyjarra language groups
Karimarra skin group
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.
Accession ID: 20131014_FORM_MIRA_B0045_0083
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.