Nonggirrnga Marawili

Lightning

01 - 26 August 2017

Arnhem Land is an area known for its extraordinary lightning storms.
Nonggirrnga Marawili’s artworks represent the rocks, lightning and water of her Arnhem Land country in a unique visual language combining an instinctive feeling for negative space with the traditional cross-hatch motifs of her Madarrpa people.

Nonggirrnga was born c.1939 in Australia’s Northern Territory. She began her career as a printmaker before shifting her focus to work in ochre and natural pigments on bark. In 2015 she was the winner of the prestigious Bark Painting Award at the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards. More recently her work was included in ‘Defying Empire’, the Third National Indigenous Art Triennial at the NGA, Canberra (until 10 September) as well as in ‘Who’s Afraid of Colour’, a survey of work by Indigenous women artists at the NGV in Melbourne.

Tim Melville Gallery is proud to present, in partnership with the Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre in Yirrkala, an exhibition of 7 bark paintings alongside a new suite of 10 works on paper.

Photography: Kallan MacLeod

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Lightning
2017


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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Lightning
2017
ochre and natural pigments on bark
1240mm H x 450mm W
Private Collection

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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
Lightning
2017


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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Yurr'yun
2014
ochre and natural pigments on bark
1140mm H x 520mm W

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Lightning and The Rock I
2014
ochre and natural pigments on bark
1050mm H x 430mm W
Private Collection

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Yurr'yun
2014
ochre and natural pigments on bark
1010mm H x 510mm W

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Lightning
2017


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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Guykthun
2014
Ochre and natural pigments on bark
2300mm H x 760mm W

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Lightning
2017
ochre and natural pigments on paper
650mm H x 630mm W (frame)
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Lightning
2017


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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Lightning
2017


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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Lightning
2017
ochre and natural pigments on paper
760mm H x 610mm W (frame)

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Lightning
2017
ochre and natural pigments on paper
560mm H x 480mm W
Private Collection

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Lightning and the Rock
2017
ochre and natural pigments on paper
740mm H x 630mm W (frame)

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Lightning
2017


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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Lightning and the Rock
2017
ochre and natural pigment on paper
760mm H x 560mm W (frame)
Private Collection

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Lightning
2017
ochre and natural pigments on paper
740mm H x 630mm W
Private Collection

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Lightning
2017


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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Lightning
2017
ochre and natural pigments on paper
660mm H x 680mm W (frame)

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Lightning
2017
ochre and natural pigments on paper
660mm H x 680mm W
Private Collection

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Lightning
2017


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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Lightning
2017
ochre and natural pigments on paper
630mm H x 650mm W (frame)

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Lightning
2017
ochre and natural pigments on paper
650mm H x 630mm W (frame)

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Lightning
2017


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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Yathikpa
2014
ochre and natural pigments on bark
1630mm H x 420mm W

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Nonggirrnga Marawili
Yurr'yun
2014
Ochre and natural pigments on bark
1080mm H x 330mm W

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