Lilly Ulah

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Tjukula Kuru Ala

Lilly Ulah paints the Seven Sisters Waterholes at Kura Ala

Lily Ulah is a Yankunytjatjara woman who resides in an aged care facility in Coober Pedy, northern South Australia.

At over 80 years of age, Ulah’s brilliant talent was discovered in 2010 when the Coober Pedy Arts Project began their work workshops. The workshops allowed Lily to tell the stories of her Country through art. Now that she is in aged care, it is very difficult for her to return to her traditional Country; these paintings allow her spirit to revisit sites that are a core part of her identity and life.

The symbols in her paintings represent significant areas such as rock holes and land formations, all of which were created by the Ancestral spirits that are still active in the area.