Delilah Shepard


2781-18 Ngintaka (Perentie) Sculpture

L91cm x W30cm x H30cm

Tjanpi (wild harvested grass) with dark pink and purple wool, purple raffia, pink and blue wool stitching and natural raffia eyes

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Artist Biography

Delilah (Roberta) Shepherd was born in Docker River, Northern Territory in the 1970’s. Delilah now lives in Warakurna community, Western Australia with her husband Godfrey Marlya Golding. Warakurna is located approximately 800 km south west of Alice Springs, and 1700 km north east of Perth and has a population of approximately 200 Ngaanyatjarra people. As such, Delilah is fluent in both Ngaanyatjarra and English. Delilah is the daughter of Sandra and Ivan shepherd, who have both passed away.

Delilah has worked with Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunyjatjara Women’s Council since the 1990’s and begun making Tjanpi in 2009. She primarily focuses upon basket weaving, but started extending her creations to sculptures in 2016 at a skills development workshop in Warakurna.