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Maudie Jerrold

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Yiliway
2013
Acrylic on canvas
152 x 76cm


Age: 1/07/1950
Skin: Bayirri
Language: Millstream Tableland
Tribe: Yindjibarndi

Yindjibarndi elder and founding member of one of the region’s first art groups, Bujee Nhoorr Pu, Maudie Jerrold is part of the backbone of Pilbara Aboriginal art.

Born in Hooley Creek near Wittenoom and raised in the coastal town of Roebourne, Maudie has witnessed and helped guide her community through dramatic lifestyle changes. Maudie’s art relates to the landscapes of the Yindjibarndi and Ngarluma country of the Pilbara, paying specific attention to the flora of the area, and often depicting plants or flowers that have medicinal or ceremonial purpose.

Her colourful and intricately patterned work communicates elements of the Yindjibarndi country. Maudie was selected to visit Italy as part of the ‘Antica Terra Pulsante’ Pilbara exhibition in Florence in 2006. In 2007 she became a member Yinjaa- Barni Art, bringing to the group her knowledge of culture and her experience in painting.