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BILLY YUNKURRA ATKINS

Yunkurra was born at Weld Springs, also known as Well 9 on the Canning Stock Route. He grew up in the country and around Wiluna, but returned north to his traditional country, which includes Lake Disappointment, Savory Creek and Jilakurru; closer to Well 24 on the Canning Stock Route. Yunkurra is a very knowledgeable senior Martu man and an authority on these important Martu places. Yunkurra now lives at Jigalong, close to his home country. Yunkurra has been painting for longer than most Martu artists and has worked as an independent artist since the early 2000s, painting and carving. Yunkurra has been instrumental in the establishment of Martumili Artists and continues to participate in group exhibitions.

Born c. 1940

Photos taken by Tobias Titz

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