Born: C 1948 at Haasts Bluff Region Central Australia
Language: Warlpiri, Region Watiyawanu (Mt Liebig)
Lilly lived with her family at the settlement of Papunya in her early years, then moved to Watiyawanu (Mt Liebig approx 325Km west of Alice Springs) and today still spends most of her time there with her well known artist husband Norman Kelly. However Lilly does have short stints in Alice Springs to paint.
Lily is a respected senior law woman within her community & custodian over the Women dreaming stories associated with Kunajarrayi.
Lilly’s depiction refers to her country, in particular sand hills, rock holes and the effect of wind and rain upon the desert landscape
Exhibitions : 2003 Telstra Awards, 2004 Graham Marshall Gallery- Adelaide
Collections : The National Gallery of Australia-Canberra, National Gallery of Victoria –Melbourne