Kurltjunyintja Jackie Giles
Born: about 1944
Language Group(s): Manyjilyjarra
Art Centre(s): Kayili Artists
CSR Project role: Artist, contributor
Skin Group: Tjapaltjarri
Country: Marapinti, Tjanu Tjanu
Biography: Mr Giles grew up in the Country between Patjarr and Kiwirrkurra. He travelled throughout his life as a respected law man, maparn [healer] and pioneering artist and maintained expansive family networks across the desert.
'My umbilical cord fell off at Marapinti near Kiwirrkurra. No roads, no cars, nothing. My other father, Walurti … used to carry me on his back and on his shoulders as we travelled … I went to Warakurna and later to Warburton. I met my wife, Norma, there.'
Photographer: Tim Acker
Photograph date: 2008
Photography copyright: © FORM
Source: Images - Catalogue
Accession ID: 20131016_FORM_MIRA_B0090_0009
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.