aboriginal artist: Sally (Liki) Nanii

Liki (born c. 1930), came into Bidyadanga as a young girl with her brother Meridoo in the 1960’s. Her father took her away from her mother to take her to Bidyadanga, which was very sad for her. Her mother cried and didn’t see Liki again. Very sadly Liki had a stroke in 2007 and unfortunately has been unable to paint since then.


2007 Yulparija Artists, New Works on Board, Short St Gallery, Broome WA
2007 Winpa, Raft Art Space, Darwin, NT
2007 Desert Heart, Nevill Keating Gallery, London, England
2006 Northern Journey, The Priory at Bingie, Bingie, NSW
2005 The Return of Our Land, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs, NT
2005 Recent Works from Kirriwirri, Art House Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2005 Big Country, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs, NT
2005 Searching for the Best, Chapman Gallery, Canberra, ACT
2004 Desert Ocean, Short st. Gallery @ Kidogo Gallery, Fremantle, WA
2004 Divas of the Desert, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs
2004 Bidyadanga Artists, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, Vic
2004 Bidyadanga Art, Art House Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2004 2004 Culture Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Vic
2004 Bidyadanga Artists, Raft Art Space, Darwin, NT
2004 Desert to Saltwater, Short st. Gallery @ Mary Place Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2003 Manyiljara, Short st. Gallery, Broome, WA


National Gallery of Victoria
Laverty Collection
Sam Barry Collection


Colour Power Catalogue, National Gallery of Victoria
Colour Power: Aboriginal Art Post 1984, CD-ROM, NGV
The New McCulloch’s Encyclopedia of Australian Art, 2006