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Portrait of Yawarta Donald Moko. - click to view larger image

born about 1928, Wangkajunga, Yulparija, Kukatja, Manyjilyjarra, language groups, Karimarra skin group, Bidyadanga community, Yulparija Artists

Like a titu [bird] travelling around ...

Jawarta grew up around the Percival Lakes and Well 33.

He became a man at Jigalong, travelling afterwards to Wiluna, Lajamanu and Papunya. He stopped for a time at Anna Plains station, then moved to Bidyadanga in the 1960s.

Jawarta has travelled extensively throughout his life as a maparn (healer), law man and artist. He is married to Miyapu Mary Meribida.

A painting on canvas with a vertical blue and red stripe-like section on the left, and vertical lines of squares on the right. The left side of the painting has long thin oblong outlines in red on a blue background. The middle of the painting has three and a half vertical lines of grey squares outlined with red dots on a white background On the right there is a vertical line of red squares on an orange background with a green square decorated with a red


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