Weaver Jack

Weaver Jack

Born c.1928 – 2010
Language Group Yulparija
Region Fitzroy / West Kimberley

Weaver was born at Lungarung, a jila (waterhole) in the Great Sandy Desert. This place is near Winpa country on the Canning Stock Route. Weaver grew up in this country and travelled around with her two mummies and daddy before being married off to her promised husband.

After mining started in the Pilbara, much of the valuable underground creek system was disturbed, creating a devastating drought in the Yulparija country. Many people died and others moved away. Weaver had children with her husband and continued travelling further from her home in search of water. Eventually they came to Weaver's sister at Bidyadanga in the late 1960's. She spent most of her life living a traditional lifestyle, and she was considered to be the senior law woman for the Yulparija people.

Weaver Jack passed away in October 2010.

Solo Exhibitions
2008 Weaver Jack Solo, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, Victoria
2005 Lungarung, Aboriginal & Pacific Art, Sydney, NSW

Group Exhibitions
2019 From the Desert to the Sea: a Journey with the Yulparitja, Aboriginal Signature Estrangin Gallery, Brussels
2018 Claiming Country: Western Desert Painting from the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, Truman State University Art Gallery in Kirksville, Missouri, United States
2017 Songs of a Secret Country, Kluge-Ruhe Art GAllery, University of Virginia, United States of America
2016 Parcours des Mondes, Estragin Fine Art, Paris, France
2014 Saltwater Soul Desert Heart, Short St Gallery Broome, WA
2014 Country to Coast; Colours of the Kimberley, Aboriginal Art Museum - Utrecht. Curated by Georges Petitjean
2012 'Luminescences: The Colour of Bidyadanga', Harvey Art Projects, Idaho, USA
2012 'Round and Round in that Rockhole', Short St Gallery, Broome, W.A.
2011 'Shalom Gamarada Ngiyani Yana Art Fair 2011', Sydney, NSW
2011 'Pearls, Paint & Ilma', Aratong Galleries, Australian High Commission, Singapore
2011 'Kirriwirri', Aboriginal and Pacific Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2011 'Bidyadanga Recent Paintings', Chapman Gallery, Canberra, ACT
2010 'Bidyadanga Artists' Harvey Arts Projects, SunValley, Idaho, USA
2010 In Print: Charles Darwin University Art Collection, Charles Darwin University Art Gallery. NT
2010 27th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island Art Award, Musuem and Art Gallery of Northern Territory
2010 Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building. - Short St Gallery & William Mora Galleries present the Yulparija artists
2009 Short on Size, Short St Gallery, Broome, WA
2009 Emerging Elders, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
2009 Contemporary Desert Art, Coffs Harbour Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2009 Shalom Gamarada Aboringinal Art Exhibtion, University of NSW, Sydney
2009 From Desert to Saltwater Country, Redot Gallery, Singapore
2008 From Desert to Saltwater, Booker-Lowe Gallery, Houston Texas, USA
2008 Bidyadanga Artists 2008, AP Bond Art Dealer, Adelaide, SA
2007 Yulparija Artists, New Works on Board, Short St Gallery, Broome WA
2007 Winpa, Raft Art Space, Darwin, NT
2007 Desert Heart, Nevill Keating Gallery, London, England
2007 From Pinkalarta to Lungarung: Alma Webou & Weaver Jack, Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Sydney, NSW
2007 From the Bungalow I: Yulparitja Artists, Johnston Gallery, Perth, WA
2006 Northern Journey, The Priory at Bingie, Bingie, NSW
2006 Archibald Award 2006, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
2006 Bidyadanga Women's Show, Chapman Gallery, Canberra, ACT
2006 Mine One, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne, Vic
2006 2006 Outback Art Prize, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, Broken Hill, NSW
2006 Right Here, Right Now: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander acquisitions, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
2006 Archibald Prize Regional Tour, Tamworth Regional Gallery, NSW
2005 The Return of our Land, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs, NT

2005 22nd Telstra National Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory, Darwin, NT
2005 Painting Country: A West to East Journey, World Expo Aichi, Japan
2005 Big Country, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs, NT
2005 Weaver Jack, Donald Moko, Spider Kalbybidi: Recent Works from Bidyadanga, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, Vic
2005 Searching for the Best, Chapman Gallery, Canberra, ACT
2004 Desert Ocean, Short st. Gallery @ Kidogo Gallery, Fremantle, WA
2004 Divas of the Desert, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs, NT
2004 Bidyadanga Artists, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne, Vic
2004 Bidyadanga Art, Art House Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2004 2004 Australian Visual Culture Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Vic
2004 21st Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Art Awards, Northern Territory Art Gallery, Darwin, NT
2004 Kirriwirri, Raft Art Space, Darwin, NT
2004 Over the Top, Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth, WA
2004 Art from Bidyadanga, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, Vic
2004 Saltwater Colours - Desert Images, Short St. Gallery Broome @ Mary Place Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2004 Colour Power, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
2003 Manjyiljara, Short St. Gallery, Broome, WA

University of Newcastle
Laverty Collection
Kerry Stokes, Perth
University of Notre Dame
Sam Barry Collection
National Gallery of Australia
National Gallery of Victoria
Felton Collection
Myer Collection
Harvey Wagner Collection, USA
Lepley Collection, Perth
Australia Parliament House Collection, Canberra
Brocard - Estrangin Collection
Commonwealth Bank of Australia, London Headquarters
The Hood Museum, Dartmouth, USA
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia



Anna Plains Springs Country - 2005
Weaver Jack
  • $9,750.00