Lily Hargraves Nungarrayi Chilla Well NT, Australia, 1930-2018


Lily Hargraves Nungarrayi is one of the old Warlpiri Desert walkers, born in the Tanami Desert in her country near Jilla or Chilla Well in the Northern Territory, Australia. Her character and life experience is reflected in her paintings, as she is driven to record and preserve her culture through her visual language. Her of expressive use of colour and a skilled techniques of bold brush work show a freedom that has developed from years of painting experience. Nungarrayi's art is held in a number of major collections, and she has been widely exhibited both in Australia and overseas.