Tribute to Darby Jampijinpa Ross

Client: Watch This Space gallery in Alice Springs

Darby Jampijinpa Ross was a senior lawman and teacher in the Warlpiri culture. Over his 100 year life, he influenced and supported many people in his own community and beyond, including my family and myself. Jampijinpa tried to defend and pass on the ancient knowledge and traditions as well as enthusiastically adopting such new outlooks as he found useful. These five paintings, based on direct excerpts from his published stories were shown at an exhibition at Watch This Space gallery in Alice Springs along with a painting from Jampijinpa and paintings from younger members of his family. The show was a celebration of his life and values