Name: Owen John Biljabu

Language: Manyjilyjarra

Community: Punmu


I started painting and drawing when I was young. My mum and dad bought me water colour paints to practice with. In 2006 I started art classes at Jigalong TAFE. I learnt to paint on canvas and completed my first mural on the Jigalong TAFE building. I often paint stories learned from my grandparents, about country.  I like to do portraits that’s the thing I’m good at.  It’s the thing I like to do.  I like painting my self-portrait or painting friends and family if they give me permission.

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