Ju Ju Wilson

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Ju Ju Wilson
Born Mantinea Flats, Western Australia
Nationality Australian
Other names Burriwee
Occupation Aboriginal artist, craftsperson
Known for Bushcraft and survival techniques

Ju Ju Wilson (born at Mantinea Flats, northern part of Western Australia) is an aboriginal artist and part of the contemporary Indigenous Australian art movement. Besides being a prolific painter, tour guide, much sought-after cultural advisor, she is also an expert in bush tucker and medicines, author of booklets (on these subjects), didgeridoo maker and player, authority on Aboriginal sacred sites and rock art.[1]

She is frequently invited to make appearances on television shows to talk about her art and abilities, such as her 2008 appearance on Ray Mears Goes Walkabout on BBC Two.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Mother of six, Ju Ju comes from the Miriwung-Gajerrong group of the Kimberley region and was educated at Beagle Bay. Four generations of her family are artists (her maternal grandmother, her mother and her daughter are also very talented aboriginal artists).[3]

Her aboriginal name is Burriwee and she can speak five aboriginal dialects fluently.


  1. ^ Aboriginal Art Directory. "Australian Aboriginal Art on Display at Exclusive Karuna Village Exhibition". www.aboriginalartnews.com.au. Retrieved 2016-07-28. 
  2. ^ "Ray Mears Goes Walkabout Archives • Throng". Throng. Retrieved 2016-07-28. 
  3. ^ "About Kimberley Specialists". www.kimberleyspecialists.com. Retrieved 2016-07-28. 

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