Lillian Karadada is a Wunambal artist from Kalumburu community in the remote far North West Kimberley region of Western Australia. Kalumburu is isolated by flooding for weeks at a time every wet season.
She was born in 1960 in Derby which is the closest town to Kalumburu. She is the second generation of senior Wunambal artists from Kalumburu. Lillian’s family includes most of the best known artists from Kalumburu.
Her mother Rosie and father Louis Karadada were carvers and painters, as were her auntie and uncle, Lily and Jack Karadada.
Kalumburu was run as a mission settlement until 1980 when the people took ownership of the community.
Lillian’s paintings depict the rock art (Wandjina and Guiorn Guiorn) which is abundant in her region.