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Thursday 10 August 2023

Meet The Illustrator: Jingalu


Describe your illustration style in ten words or less.
I have my own style, but your style is always changing as you grow!

What items are an essential part of your creative space?
Total privacy. I like to focus so I normally paint and create when everyone’s asleep.

Do you have a favourite artistic medium?
Gouache and acrylic paint.

Name three artists whose work inspires you.
Aunty Irene Daley, Sally Morgan, Bronwyn Bancroft and Euphemia Bostock.

Which artistic period would you most like to visit and why?
Right now. We live in the best arts age. We have so much at our hands to utilise.

Who or what inspired you to become an illustrator?
Bronwyn Bancroft and Sally Morgan. But mainly myself. I’ve always wanted to do this.

Can you share a photo of your creative work space or part of the area where you work most often? Talk us through it.
My workspace is my safe space and my sanctuary. It’s a good place. I sleep eat and create in my workspace.

What is your favourite part of the illustration process?
All of it! From the excitement of receiving a story for you to create, through to the finished product. I love the whole process. I’m always learning something new.

What advice would you give to an aspiring illustrator?
Don’t give up and have faith in your talent.


Jingalu is a Bagawa woman from Gumbayggirr and Yaegl Country. She grew up in Coffs Harbour, in the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, and travelled around Australia with her art career as a young adult before returning home to raise her family. Jingalu has been painting since the age of 16 and creates to share stories and important messages about Culture.

For more information, please visit Jingalu's website or follow her on instagram.