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Djardi Ashley

Djardi Ashley Born: October 1950 (deceased 2008)
Region: Ramingining, Central Arnhemland
Country: Ngilipitji
Language Bloc: Yolngu
Language: Rittharrngu
Local Group (Clan): Wagilag
Social Affiliations: Dhuwa moiety, Burralang subsectionDjardi was born in 1951 at Djoindi, an outstation of Yirrkala, north astern Arnhem Land. It is known as the stone spear country, associated with the journey of the Wagilag sisters, and his tribe is Wagilag, dua moiety. During his early life Djardi watched his father, (ceremonial leader of the tribe) as he painted on bark. IN time Djardi became a highly respected artist.
Djardi moved from Doindji to Ramingining when he married Dorothy, and they had five girls and three sons. He has been given permission to paint some of the dreamings of his wife, and together they have exhibited at important national exhibitions, including the Aboriginal Artists’ Gallery in Melbourne in 1986, when ten of their paintings were acquired for the Robert Holmes a Court collection, the Esplanade Gallery, Darwin, 1988 and the Cooee Gallery in Sydney 1990. Djardi has also had solo exhibitions at the Douglas Burns Art Museum and at the Flinders University Art Museum in South Australia in 1991. Because of ceremonial duties as one of the leaders of sacred rites, he is not able to paint as often as he would like and his works are very difficult to acquire.Some of his Awards:
• 1987 First Prize, National Aboriginal Art Award, NT Museum of Arts and Sciences, Darwin
• 1993 Interpreting Mabo Award, one third share, Botany Art Awards, NSW

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