Christine Collard

BORN: Mullewa, Western Australia

LANGUAGE GROUP: Wajarri/Noongar

REGION: Yamaji Region of Western Australia

Christine was born and raised in Mullewa. The daughter of Mrs. Rae Collard (nee Papertalk) and Mr. Gary Collard, and has one sister and four brothers. Christine is a mother of five children and a grandmother of six grandchildren.

Painting under the name Jugarnu meaning ‘old woman’ in Wajarri, which was given by Christine’s now deceased Grandfather. Christine is a member of the Barndi Nyarlu Arts in Mullewa.

“I am proud to be given a Wajarri name …” and “… I will paint and carry out my name with pride”.



2010 Mullewa Centre Exhibition, Mullewa WA
2010 Track.Trail Exhibition, GRAG, Geraldton
2010 NAIDOC, ACDC Geraldton
2010 OPR Good Heart, QVI Perth WA
2010 Ilgarijiri, Cape Town, South Africa
2009 Ilgarijiri, AIATSIS, Canberra ACT
2009 Ilgarijiri, Curtin University, Perth WA
2009 Ilgarijiri, GUC, Geraldton WA
2009 Ilgarijiri, GRAG, Geraldton WA
2009 OPR Good Heart, QVI Perth WA
2009 NAIDOC 2009, ACDC Gallery, Geraldton
2009 Ilgarijiri, GRAG, Geraldton
2009 Harmony Week, QPT, Geraldton
2008 Bundi Nyarlu, Mullewa


2011 Construction Training Initative Board, Adelaide, SA Australia

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