Wayilkpa’s father is Banapana, Narritjin’s second son. In the mid 1970’s Banapana helped his father establish an outstation on Manggalili land at Djarrakpi. Like his brothers and sisters, he was urged to watch his father painting after school and, taught by this great artist, developed into a fine artist himself. In 1978 he and his father spent three months as Visiting Artists at the Australian National University, Canberra.
Wayilkpa has only recently taken up the artist legacy that she holds.