Desmond was born in 1964 close to the bed of the Oakover River. Two years later his family moved into Jigalong. They were among the last Martu to live entirely in the desert without access to rations. Desmond went to school in Nullagine and Perth and now works as a professional translator and educator as well as an artist. Desmond primarily paints his family’s Country around Karlamilyi (Rudall River) and the Creation stories for that Country, especially the Ngayarta Kujarra Dreaming.
Language: Manyjilyjarra / Warnman