About the artist: Lillian Karadada
I was born in Derby, Western Australia. I live in Kalumburu and work with Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation (WGAC) as the Administration Officer.
My Country is Gibulde on Wunambal Country, from my father’s side and Wapenbe on Gaambera Country from my mother’s side. I learnt painting from my mother and father. I watched my parents, family and elders paint, tell stories and continue cultural practices. They showed me how to do things the right and proper way.
I admire my father as he fought for our Country and Native Title. Sadly he was not here to hear about our people receiving Native Title in 2011. He was a Kimberley Land Council Executive Officer, a Director of WGAC and also a JP for the police. My mother is a Gaambera lady. She travelled to and from Truscott and Kalumburu when my eldest sister Regina was younger. My two older brothers died in the World War 2 bombing.