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Beryl Jimmy

Skin name:NangalaDate of birth:1970-12-19From:Watarru - SACommunity:Nyapari : SA

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Biography

Beryl Jimmy is a Pitjantjatjara woman living at the community settlement of Watarru, in the far northwest of South Australia, part of an area referred to as the Western desert. She was born in 1970. Beryl’s work is inspired by a deep connection to country, and her spiritual links to the desert are expressed with integrity, beauty and creativity. Traditional knowledge of food collection and water sources were vital for survival in this dynamic desert landscape and is a prominent theme in her work.
This cultural knowledge is handed down orally in the retelling of the Tjukurpa (traditional stories of the ancestor’s journeys), which not only sustains Anangu (Aboriginal people) physically, but socially and spiritually. 
Tjukurpa painting depicts a fragment of a larger story, a living history where an ancestor was involved in creating country. Individuals have authority and ownership of this land and the associated sites and stories. The maintenance of this country is paramount to artists of Watarru and they continue to care and manage the land with respect and responsibility.

Collections

  • Deakin University, Melbourne, VIC
  • Flinders University, Adelaide SA
  • National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
  • The Beat Knoblacuch Collection, Switzerland
  • The Lepley Collection, Perth, WA
  • Parliament House, Adelaide, SA
  • Primary Industry and Resources, Adelaide, SA
  • Department of Environment and Heritage, SA
  • Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
  • The Parliament House Collection, Canberra, ACT
  • University of Canberra, Canberra, ACT

Past Exhibitions

  • Kuwaritja 2018-01-01
  • Walkatjunanyi Inmaku 2017-01-01
  • I am Drawing in the Sand 2017-01-01
  • Empreintes Eternelles 2017-01-01
  • PALYA: NYAPARI NOW 2017-01-01
  • Good Together 2016-01-01
  • Mangkurpa (3) 2015-01-01
  • The Womens Show 2014-01-01
  • Tjukutjuku walka walka walka walka walka pulka tjurkurpa 2014-01-01
  • Spinifex Country 2013-10-05
  • Tjungu Palya 2013-01-01
  • Tjukurpa Wangka: Storytellers 2013-01-01
  • Minymaku Ara - Womens Way 2013-01-01
  • Tjintu Kutjupa Tjintu Kutupa - Desert Days 2013-01-01
  • Shalom Gamarada Art Fair 2013-01-01
  • APY Lands Survey Exhibition 2013-01-01
  • New Paintings 2013-01-01
  • Tjungu Palya Tjukurpa 2012-01-01
  • Tjungu Palya 2012 2012-01-01
  • Tjungu Palya - Masterpieces 2011-01-01
  • Tjungu Palya 2011-01-01
  • Tjukurpa Manta 2011-01-01
  • Watarru Tjukurpa 2011-01-01
  • Our Mob 2011-01-01
  • Wati Kalaya: Celebrating the work and life of Jimmy Baker 2011-01-01
  • Desert Mob 2011 2011-01-01
  • Tjungu Palya Minymaku Tjukurpa 2011-01-01
  • Tjungu Palya Survey Show 2010-01-01
  • Tjukurpa 2010-01-01
  • Inma Mantangka Ngarinyi - Song of the Land 2010-01-01
  • Tali Tjintiri - Tjintiri Munu Kapi Tjukula 2009-01-01
  • Wanampiku Munu Kalayaku Ngura 2009-01-01
  • Kulini Ngura - Knowing Country 2009-01-01
  • Tjungu Palyaku Warka Nyuwana 2008-01-01
  • Generation Next 2008-01-01
  • Drawing Together 2007-01-01
  • Watarru Tjukurpa 2007-01-01
  • Desert Mob 2006-01-01
  • Anangu Backyard 2006-01-01