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Dog Hill camp & the Sand Hills- Purnululu

Troy Drill


  • Year


  • Medium

    Natural ochre (locally sourced from Gija Country) on canvas

  • Size

    80 x 80cm

"This is one of my favourite places on my country. It brings back memories from growing up, when we gone out on country with my grandfather, the big boss. We used to camp out, listen to stories, learn how to hunt and fish. This is what I wake up to in the camp, you open your eyes and see it straight up. The Hill looks like a dog, The top one was is the big sand hill, and the next layer is like a dog’s face, the homestead hill. I always looked at that hill when I was young When I wake up, I look to the hills and see the dog face looking up. You can see it very clear, it has big ears, its face and at different times of the day the hills change colours from Red/Brown to Yellow/Orange."

Exhibition Artist Troy Drill

  • Born

    1981, Warmun

  • Lives & Works

    Warmun/ Turkey Creek, East Kimberley

Troy was born Wyndham in 1981. His mother is-Shirley Drill and his father is Chocolate Thomas, Goody Barette. Troy grew up in Chinaman Gardens with his grandparents Simon Drill and Paddy Springvale.

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