Born 1930 –

Lily was born at Tjila Well in the Tanimi Desert in Central Australia. She began painting in the traditional style in the mid 1980s. Lily’s paintings are distinguishable by their thickly applied paint and bright, rapidly applied swirls of colour. Her works include depictions of Ngalyipi (Medicine/snake Vine), Mala (Wallaby), Karnta (Women’s dreaming) and Jukurrpa (The Dreaming).

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

1987 Lajamanu Community Exhibition, Warlpiri Art from the North Tanami (First community commercial exhibition)
1987 Australian Made, Hogarth Galleries,Sydney, NSW
1989 Lajamanu Painters, Dreamtime Gallery, Perth, WA
1990 Lajamanu Dreamings, Technical and Further Education College, Darwin, NT
1990 Lajamanu Paintings, Shades of Ochre Gallery, Darwin, NT
1990 Paint Up Big: Warlpiri Women’s Art of Lajamanu, National Gallery of Victoria
1991 Aboriginal Art and Spirituality, High Court, Canberra
1991 Lajamanu Dreamings 2, Technical and Further Education College, Darwin, NT
1991 Ngurra Mala, les lieux du Reve, Ecole des beaux-arts, Grenoble, France
1991 Aboriginal Art, Australian Embassy, Washington,USA
1991 Yapa, Peintres Aborigenes de Balgo et Lajamanu, Baudoin Lebon Gallery,Paris
1992 Maintaining the Dreaming, University of Wollongong Long Gallery coordinated by Coo-ee Aboriginal Art
1993 The Tenth National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
1994 Yapakurlangu Wirrkardu, Batchelor College, Tennant Creek, NT
1994 Australian Aboriginal Art, Dettinger Mayer Gallery, Lyon and Toulouse, France
2000 Lajamanu Warlpiri Artists, Yuwayi Gallery, World Square , Sydney (Olympic Games exhibition) organised by Coo-ee Gallery, Sydney
2001 Warlpiri Artists from Lajamanu, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle,
2001 Tandanya Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide,
2001 Allison Kelly Gallery, Melbourne
2002 New Works from Lajamanu, Coo-ee Gallery, Sydney