Mayarn Julia Lawford
Born: about 1942
Language Group(s): Wangkajunga, Walmajarri language
Art Centre(s): Ngurra Artists, Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency
CSR Project role: Artist, contributor
Skin Group: Napanangka
Biography: Mayarn was a little girl when she fell down a goanna hole and broke her leg while travelling on the stock route with her parents. The droving team, whose camels had frightened her, put her leg in a splint. A respected law woman and singer of Majarrka, Mayarn is the mother of Canning Stock Route Project translator and adviser Putuparri Tom Lawford.
Photographer: Tim Acker
Photograph date: 2007
Photography copyright: © FORM
Source: Images - Catalogue
Accession ID: 20131016_FORM_MIRA_B0090_0056
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.