Anniebell Marrngamarrnga

Anniebell  Marrngamarrnga

Biography

I learnt how to weave from my mother, Nancy Djulumba, who passed away a long time ago [1995]. I first made coiled baskets, twined bags and string bags. I then learned how to paint from my husband [Dick Nadjolorro].

My favourite subject is the yawkyawk spirit who lives in the water at Kubumi. It is my husband’s Dreaming. I represent her in my bark paintings, in my timber carvings and also in my weaving.

I came with the idea to make flat yawkyawk from pandanus [Pandanus spiralis]. My husband helps me to build the bamboo frame and I then weave with colourful pandanus in the same technique I used when making twined bags. I use lots of different colours and I like it. Colours are important in my work.

–  Anniebell Marrngamarrnga, interview by Apolline Kohen at Maningrida Arts and Culture, 12 February 2007

Yawk Yawk
Anniebell Marrngamarrnga
206 x 70cm, pandanus and natural dyes, 2016.

Languages

Kuninjku

From

Kakodbebuldi

Community

Maningrida : NT

Moiety

Yirridjdja

Date of birth

1967-12-31

Clan

Dangkorlo

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Tactile Arts

Past Exhibitions

Solo

  • 2009
    Anniebell Marrngamarrnga & Tjanpi Desert Weavers, Michael Reid at Elizabeth Bay, Sydney, NSW
  • 2008
    Anniebell Marrngamarrnga, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2007
    Anniebell Marrngamarrnga, William Mora galleris, Melbourne, VIC

Group

  • 2016
    Whos Afraid of Colour?, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2014
    Mayh, Body & Spirit in Kunwinjku Fibre Art, Aboriginal & Pacific Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 2012
    Maningrida – contemporary work from arnhem land, Gallery Ecosse, Sydney, NSW
  • 2012
    Dream Catchers, Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, Sydney
  • 2011
    Lovelace, Powerhouse, Sydney, Australia
  • 2011
    The Dreaming Changes Shape, Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2010
    Best of Maningrida, Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia
  • 2009
    Survey from Maningrida Arts & Culture, The Mossenson Gallery, Perth, WA
  • 2009
    Orche - A Study in Materiality, Short Street Gallery, Broome, WA
  • 2009
    Maningrida Group Show, Maningrida Arts & Culture Gallery, Darwin, NT
  • 2009
    Beautiful Beasts, Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT
  • 2009
    Togart Contemporary Art Award, The Toga Group, NT
  • 2009
    Pandanus Spiralis, Aboriginal & Pacific Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 2008
    Lost & Found, Tarrawarra Biennial
  • 2008
    Womens show, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2008
    Palya Art at Mary Place, Mary Place, Sydney, NSW
  • 2008
    Melbourne Art Fair, Art Fair, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne
  • 2008
    Interwoven, Indigenart, Perth, WA
  • 2007
    Womens show, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2007
    Selected new works from Maningrida, Maningrida Arts & Culture, Darwin
  • 2007
    Culture Warriors, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
  • 2007
    24th Telstra National & Torres Strait Islander Art Award Exhibition, Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT
  • 2006
    23rd Telstra National & Torres Strait Islander Art Award Exhibition, Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT
  • 2003
    Weave, Federation Centre for the Arts, Bundoora Homestead, VIC

Collections

  • National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
  • Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Australia
  • The Toga Group Collection, Australia
  • Aimee Proost Private Collection, Queensland, Australia