Nonggirrnga Marawili: Bark - Art Collector

Nonggirrnga Marawili, Baratjula, 2015. Ochre and natural pigments on bark, 55 x 43cm (Left). Nonggirrnga Marawili, Baratjula, 2016. Ochre and natural pigments on bark. 590 x 45cm (Right). Courtesy: the artist and Tim Melville Gallery

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 circa 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 visual language - a poised and instinctive feel for negative space combined with traditional cross-hatch motifs - has led to her works being acquired by collections including the NGV, Art Gallery of NSW, and the 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.

Nonggirrnga Marawili is represented by Alcaston Gallery.

Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Tuesday 30 August 2016
Location: Tim Melville Gallery, 4 Winchester St, Newton, Auckland NZ
Contact: +64 21 300 893

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