Nonggirrnga Marawili

Bark

30 August - 24 September

Aboriginal Bark Paintings are rarely seen in New Zealand, so we are proud to present, in partnership with the Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre in Yirrkala, Northern Territory, an exhibition of new work by Yolngu artist Nonggirrnga Marawili.

Nonggirrnga was born c.1939 in Arnhem Land, beginning her career as a printmaker before shifting her focus to work in ochre and natural pigments on bark.

Nonggirrnga’s unique and innovative visual language – a poised and instinctive feel for negative space combined with traditional cross-hatch motifs – has led to her works being recognised and sought after by contemporary art collectors as well as by Public Collections including the National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of New South Wales, and National Gallery of Australia.

Nonggirrnga Marawili was the winner of the prestigious Bark Painting Award at the 2015 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards.

She is represented in Australia by Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne.

Photography: Kallan Macleod

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Bark
September 2016
Installation View

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Baratjula
2016
ochre and natural pigments on bark
1240mm H x 530mm W
Private Collection

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Baratjula
2016
ochre and natural pigments on bark
1140mm H x 655mm W
Private Collection

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Baratjula
2015
ochre and natural pigments on bark
1180mm H x 630mm W
Private Collection

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Bark
September 2016
Installation View

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Baratjula
2015
ochre and natural pigments on bark
450mm H x 330mm W
Private Collection

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Baratjula
2015
ochre and natural pigments on bark
565mm H x 430mm W

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Baratjula
2016
ochre and natural pigments on bark
585mm H x 440mm W

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Baratjula
2016
ochre and natural pigments on bark
580mm H x 370mm W
Private Collection

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Baratjula
2015
ochre and natural pigments on bark
685mm H x 300mm W
Private Collection

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Baratjula
2015
ochre and natural pigments on bark
500mm H x 300mm W
Private Collection

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Bark
September 2016
Installation View

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Bark
September 2016
Installation View

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Baratjula
2015
ochre and natural pigments on bark
1010mm H x 435mm W
Private Collection

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Baratjula
2015
ochre and natural pigments on bark
820mm H x 715mm W

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Bark
September 2016
Installation View

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Lightning
2013
ochre and natural pigments on bark
1050mm H x 430mm W
Private Collection

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Bark
September 2016
Installation View

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Baratjula
2015
ochre and natural pigments on bark
830mm H x 400mm W
Private Collection

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Baratjula
2015
ochre and natural pigments on bark
590mm H x 510mm W
Private Collection

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Bark
September 2016
Installation View

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Bark
September 2016
Installation View

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Baratjula
2016
ochre and natural pigments on bark
680mm H x 410mm W
Private Collection