Purchased at Warmun in 1981, WA
Robin Beesey* Collection, Vic
Thence by descent.
*Robin Beesey was the Art Coordinator at Warlyirti Artists, Balgo Hills between 1992-1995
Artwork Size120 x 60 cm
Frame Size 139 x 78 cm
Paddy Jaminji was born on Bedford Downs station in the North East Kimberley and spent most of his life working as a stockman on both Bedford Downs and Old Lissadell Stations. He was the first painter in Turkey Creek after a strike by Kimberley station workers in the mid 1970s signalled a mass Aboriginal exodus from cattle properties. Uncle to Rover Thomas, he was the inspiration behind Rover's decision to paint and went on to inspire many others including Lena Nyadbi. This work was painted at Bedford Station and collected by Neil McLeod and David Mowaljarlai during a field trip researching sites for a book on Mowaljarlai in 1981.Share