William Mora Galleries

Weaver Jack, Donald Moko & Spider Kalbybidi
Recent Paintings from Bidyadanga

14 September - 8 October 2005

Weaver Jack
Nyimpil (20038)

2005, acrylic on canvas, 120 x 60 cm cm

Weaver Jack
Lungarung (20033)

2005, acrylic on canvas, 153 x 152 cm cm

Weaver Jack
Nyimpil (20030)

2005, acrylic on canvas, 183 x 66 cm cm

Weaver Jack
Nympi (3380)

2005, acrylic on canvas, 167 x 101.5 cm cm

Weaver Jack
Nyimpil (3379)

2005, acrylic on canvas, 168 x 101.5 cm cm

Donald Moko
Untitled (10276)

2005, acrylic on canvas, 168 x 112 cm cm

Donald Moko
Jowayili (3177)

2005, acrylic on canvas, 167 x 101 cm cm

Donald Moko
Punmu (3423)

2005, acrylic on canvas, 168 x 112 cm cm

Donald Moko
Kalajadu (3416)

2005, acrylic on canvas, 165.5 x 110 cm cm

Spider Kalbybidi
Nungada (3425)

2005, acrylic on canvas, 80 x 60 cm cm

Spider Kalbybidi
Naru (3413)

2005, acrylic on canvas, 165.5 x 110 cm cm

Spider Kalbybidi
Untitled (20042)

2005, acrylic on canvas, 122 x 122 cm cm

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Weaver Jack
c. 1928

Weaver was born at Lungurang at Jila (living water) in the Great Sandy Desert. This place is near Wirnpa country on the Canning Stock Route. Weaver grew up in this country and travelled around her country with her two mummies and daddy, then was married off to her promised husband. After mining started in the Pilbara, much of the valuable underground creek system was disturbed creating a devastating drought in the Yulparija country. Many people died and others moved away. She had children with her husband, and continued travelling further from her home in search of water. Eventually they came to be with Weaver's sister at Bidyadanga; this was in the late 1960's. She spent most of her life living a traditional lifestyle, and she is considered to be the senior law woman for the Yulparija people.

Donald Moko
c.1928

Donald Moko is a senior law man from the Mindi Mindi clan of the Yulparija. He was born at Kalajadu near Wangkatjungka west of Well 33 on the Canning Stock Route in the Great Sandy Desert, Western Australia. He grew up with his parents, travelling all around his traditional country. He went through law and trained as a traditional Maparn (medicine man). This took him travelling all around. He came to Bidyadanga in the late 1960's with his wife Mary Meribida and their children.

Spider Kalbybidi
c.1928

Spider is a senior law man from the Western Desert. His full sister is Alma (Kalaju) Webou. Weaver Jack also calls him brother. He was born near the Canning Stock Route at Unjada. He became a man at Naru. He is a proper bush man. He walked in from the desert near Well 33 to Bidyadanga in the late 1960's. He is highly respected for his knowledge of bush culture.

 

 

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