Career Highlights

As an visual artist and graphic designer, Jilalga has had the opportunity to produce a diverse range of works and take part in many arts projects over her 20 year career. 

Career Highlights

  • 'Royal Lifesaving WA' Reconciliation Action Plan artwork. Bespoke contemporary Aboriginal art was created to celebrate Aboriginal land, waters and people as a foundation for the working document. A framed artwork, digital files and expert advice was supplied to celebrate RLSWA work with the Aboriginal community space and across WA.

  • 'All of Fortescue' Painting Commission. The major artwork was created with hundreds of workers over 5 Fortescue Metal Group sites in Western Australia for their 15year anniversary.   

  • 'Land Art' Project Perth Airport. A collaborative work with Aboriginal artists designing into the redeveloped landscape area.

  • Ambulance Design St John. Commissioned exterior design of an ambulance decal to promote the Aboriginal Service of St John in WA.

  • B Double Truck exterior design for NAIDOC Week 2016. The bespoke design carried through on bespoke polos for Ngarda Civil & Mining.

  • Lincoln Causeway Rail Bridge Mural.  Part of the high profile Wodonga Rail Bypass project, depicting the area’s Aboriginal heritage and the richness of the country and its animals. 

  • South Hedland Analmatic Sundial. representing connection to country. Jilalga was involved in this project of over 2000 handmade ceramic tiles, from conception to completion. 

  • Nomad Two Worlds, Portraits of Diversity for CHOGM.  In collaboration with photographer Russell James and various Aboriginal artists, this heavy traffic outdoor art project celebrated Australia’s rich and diverse multi-cultural society.


Awards and Collections
2018 Best Artwork by Aboriginal Artist Bassendean Art Awards

2015 Highly commended Belmont Art awards

2014 Nominated for NAIDOC artist of the year in Port Hedland
2011 Indigenous Business of the Year Belmont Art Awards

          City of Belmont – “Escape from Suburbia (Centenary Park)”

          WA Museum - New media print “Mixed Identity”

          Numerous acrylic paintings in private collections in Australia, Germany and USA.