Yulparija Language Group
60.5 x 60.5 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Ref No: JB27066
"This place is the birth place of my father's clan. Our clan is also named Kirriwirri, and call
each individual members of this clan Kirriwirri. There is a a big warla (mud flat) at this place.
This is what this painting is about."
Jan Billycan (Djan Nanudie) was born circa 1930 and grew up in Ilyarra country. There are jila (living water) in this country
including Karrparti, Kawarr, Jurntiwa, and Wirrguj. Other places include Dodo, Kartal, Kiriwirri and
Yukarri. When Jan was young she walked all around these places with her parents. Jan says 'in
living water there is a quiet snake. Sometimes he rises up, but we sing him down sometimes he
can travel and bring rain. Ilyarra is my country Ilyarra, where I grew up. Lots of tali (sand dunes)
and jila in this country. This big dog country.