Lily Yirringali Jurrah Hargraves Nungurrayi

Lily Yirringali Jurrah Hargraves Nungurrayi
01.07.1930 (Jilla Well)

Country: Lajamanu
Language group: Warlpiri


Lily is an avid artist and passionate about her culture. She is driven to record and preserve while knowing she is fighting against time and the new impeding culture. She embraces colour and expression. In later years her style has changed slightly to reveal more freedom and use of colour, while years of experience with brushes show skilled execution and technique. Lily now produces  stunning work with bold, confident brushwork while using a broad range of colour.

The artist's depth of character and life experience is reflected in her work. She is also known as Maggie Jurrah/Hargraves. Now she prefers to be known as Jurrah. Lily is one of the old desert walkers born in the Tanami Deset in her country near Jilla or Chilla Well.

Lily's work is held in a number of major collections, and she has been widely exhibited both in Australia and overseas, including France and the U.S.A. In 2009 she was a finalist in the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards.


1987 Gallery Gabriella Pizzi, melbourne;
1987 Hogarth Gallery, Sydney:
1989 Dreamtime Gallery, Perth;
1990 TAFE, Darwin;
1990 National Gallery of Victoria;
1991 TAFE, Darwin;
1991 High Court, Canberra;
1991 Ecole des Beaux Arts, Grenoble;
1991 Australian Embassy, Washington;
1992 Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs;
1994 Gabriel Gallery, Melbourne;
1994 Gallery Gabriella Pizzi, Melbourne;
1996 "The Meeting Place" touring exhibition, Australia;
2001 Tandanya, Adelaide;
2008 Darwin Entertainment Centre, Holiday Inn;
2009 Framed Gallery, Darwin;
2009 Lajamanu NT "Milpirri";
2011 Merenda Gallery, Perth 


United Nations Darwin Office Collection;
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne;
AAMU - Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art, The Netherlands;
Collection Roemer, Germany;
Leslie Smith Gallery, Amsterdam 

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