Daisy Japulija | Artist Profile

Details of Daisy Japulija


Daisy Japulija was born near Nookanbah under a Konkerberry tree. She grew up in Noonkanbah and worked in the station kitchen until she married Colin Wasi. They left Noonkanbah and travelled around the country. They ended up at Cherrabun Station where they set up camp for a long time. They had one son together.

Daisy started painting at the Noonkanbah shearing shed and then in the old Mangkaja shed a long time ago. Previously, paintings done at Yakanara were sent to Mangkaja. Then, Daisy painted with Yakanara Adult Education Centre whose main emphasis was the teaching of children, instruction in language and culture and teaching people about painting. Those attending were taken on excursions to the local waterholes and rivers.

Daisy visited her desert country only once when her mother took her there as an adult.

2017 Cossack Art Awards
2017 Port Headland Art Award Finalist
2015 Rising Star
2014 Port Headland Art Award (Winner)

2017 Tanarnthi - Mangkaja Artist, South Australian Art Gallery, SA
2017 Mangkaja Waters, Short St Gallery, Broome WA
2016 Gimme Shelter - A Survey Show from the Artists of Fitzroy Valley, Short St Gallery, Broome, WA
2016 Pinkakarriiluny Marnalunya Ngalimpakura Artists Jarlu Palu Wantinya, ReDot Gallery, Singapore
2015 Rising Stars, Outstation Gallery, Darwin, NT
2014 Port Hedland Art Award (Winner), Port Hedland, WA
2012 Mangkaja Arts 21 Year Anniversary, Tandanya, Adelaide, SA
2009 Mangkaja Artists 60x60, Randell Lane Fine Art, WA
2009 Celebrating Country: Kinship and Culture, Seymour College, Glen Osmond, SA
2009 Emerging and Re-emerging, Outstation, Darwin
2009 Shalom Gamarada, Caspary Conference Centre, University of NSW
2009 Jilas jaa Parlkas (Waterholes and Barramundi), Alison Kellly Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2008 Wet n'Wild, Artkelch, Freiburg, Germany
2008 Mangkaja Arts, A.P. Bond Art Dealer, Adelaide, SA
2007 Palya Art in Melbourne, The Barn, Melbourne, VIC

2010 Fitzroy Crossing Swimming pool
2008 Fitzroy Crossing Hospital - paintings on canvas

Artworks of Daisy Japulija