Jukuja Dolly Snell

"Mum took me to Balgo and then to Warnku. I was living there when my sister Wagajia took me to Sturt Creek and then back to Warnku. From there we walked to Louisa Downs Station with my family. When I paint, I paint Kurtal. I paint one country. I can’t paint other country."
Jukuja Dolly Snell

Jukuja Dolly Snell was born at a jila (permanent waterhole) called Kurtal around 1933. She spent time at Bohemia Downs Station and Christmas Creek Station. As a young girl, before she had children, she used to milk the goats at Bohemia Downs Station. Jukuja’s paintings depict Mangarri (bush tucker) and plants, Kurtal jila (living waterhole), jilji (sandhills), Marrajati, Kilan Kilan and surrounding country in the Great Sandy Desert.

Courtesy of Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency

Jukuja Dolly Snell passed away on 30 December 2015 and will be sadly missed.

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