Apphia Wurrkidj

Biography

Apphia Wurrkidj learned to paint in the Mumeka style from her father James Iyuna (dec) and mother Melba Gunjarrwanga. She is part of the next generation who continue to produce the strong geometric rarrk that represents key Djang* sites on their clan lands. Common subjects of her work include the Dilebang (Waterhole) site, Wak Wak (Black Crow) at Kurrurldul and Ngalyod (Rainbow Serpent). The intensity of her compositions and fine linework make her works stand out from those of her peers.

*The eternal and life-giving transformative power that accounts for every aspect of existence. 

Languages

Kuninjku

Community

Maningrida : NT

Moiety

Duwa

Date of birth

1984-10-04

Clan

Kurulk

Artworks


Past Exhibitions

Group

  • 2019
    Bukkan Rowk: I am teaching you, Outstation Gallery, Parap
  • 2018
    Tarnanthi Art Fair, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide