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Lillian Karadada / Rainmaker Wandjina (1A)

60cm x 45cm Acrylic on Canvas

SKU: 16639


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Gallery Director’s comments: A lovely depiction of the Wandjina by Lillian – this piece is reminiscent of her famous aunt Lily Karadada’s paintings

Lillian was born 1st May 1960 in Derby, Western Australia. She lives in Kalumburu on the beautiful Mitchell Plateau, Far North East Kimberley with her husband and daughter and small grandchildren. Lillian is a member of the famous Karadada family. She is the daughter of Rosie Karadada, a prominent artist and artefact maker who is the sister-in-law of our most famous Wandjina artist, Lily Karadada. Lillian’s father Louis, and his brother (Lily’s husband Jack), were renowned artefact makers also. The Karadada ‘clan’ are indeed a memorable dynasty of talented and influential Australians. Lillian’s sister Regina and brothers Richard and Moses are also talented and extremely well educated.

Lillian paints the Rock Art which is abundant in her region on canvas and the highly sought after eucalyptus bark and is a clever artefact maker like her mother and father, her Uncle Jack and Aunt Lily. She is a wonderful ambassador for her people, both through her artistic ability and her participation in supervising and encouraging children and teenagers to learn computer skills and other tertiary subjects.

Lillian was the winner of the Kalumburu Art Competition in 2008, as a part of the festivities of the Centennial of the Pago/Kalumburu Mission.

This is the Wandjina figure in the rocks and caves where I live and where I have visited with my parents (Rosie and Louis (dcd)) and Mum Lily (Aunt, Lily Karadada). A lot of this land is Traditional country for them and they have taken me with them since I was a little. I have painted the Wandjina like Mum Lily who taught me to paint. Wandjina sends down the rain for people and animals to live

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