About The Artist
Born at Haasts Bluff 1945,Mitjili and her family moved to the new settlement of Papunya.It was there she observed the men, including her brother the late Turkey Tolson”Tjupurrula” paint
Initially, Mitjili’s paintings followed the style of the Papunya artists. Upon returning to Haasts Bluff she soon developed her own style drawing on her father’s Dreaming Uwalki, which is the story of the spear straightening ceremony taught to Mitjili by her mother
Her unique style is based on her father’s country, also called “Uwalki”, an area west of Haasts Bluff near the Kintore ranges in central Australia.. Characterized by the red sand hills bushes and trees it is here the spear wood trees used to make spears are located.
Mitjili depicts the tree roots which provide the wood for the spears. Mitjili late husband was also an accomplished artist “Long Tom Tjapanangka”