Damien and Yilpi Marks
Country: Haast Bluff NT & Ernabella SA
Damien Marks Tjungala was born in Haasts Bluff in the Northern Territory on the 10th July 1967. He later moved to Papunya with his family. His mentors were his Uncle Clifford Possum, Billy stockman and Uta Uta Jangala who told him dreamtime stories at an early age. He is a cousin to Gabriella Possum Damien is now a respected artist and is married to highly talented artist Yilpi Marks. Yilpi Marks Atirawas born in Ernabella South Australia on the 7th November 1969. She was taught the dreamtime stories by her grandparents and her parents. Her mother’s name is Tjulkiwa Atira-Atira and her father’s, Michael Atira-Atira (deceased). Both parents being very talented artists have their artworks held by the State Gallery of South Australia.