Mangkaja Art Centre, WA Cat No. PC267/02
Art Place Gallery, WA
Private Collection, New York, USA
Jimmy Nerrimah was born in the desert and grew up moving with his family throughout Walmajarri country from one waterhole to the next.
He was in his late teens when his father brought him to the station country to escape a very large fire that was burning in his country around Tapu. He went through law at Lumpu and lived in the bush until, in his sixties, he began working on Nerrimah Station. He began painting at the beginning of the 1990s.
In this painting, Nerrimah has depicted the Jila (living water) at Nagalturrurangu with jilji (sand dunes) all around.Share