Jakayu is a senior Martumili Artist, known for her bold, painterly style and beautiful compositions, deeply entrenched in the Jukurrpa (Dreaming) narratives associated with her Country. She frequently depicts the sandhills, claypans and salt lakes of the Manyjilyjarra desert regions she travelled through to young adulthood, and views painting as an important means of passing cultural knowledge to younger Martu generations. Of recent times, Jakayu has worked on several collaborative paintings with young Martumili Artist Corban Williams. Jakayu is a much acclaimed and awarded artist. Her work has been selected for the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, and she has exhibited widely across Australia and internationally. Jakayu’s work has been acquired by several major institutions in Australia, including The National Museum of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, and Queensland Art Gallery’s Gallery of Modern Art. Photo taken by Tobias Titz.