Carlos Namunjdja

Biography

Carlos Namunjdja is a painter and sculptor who learned under the guidance of his father Bulanj Samuel Namunjdja (1965-2018), paternal grandfather Peter Marralwanga (1916-1987) and maternal grandfather Godjok Thompson Yulidjirri (1930-2009). Namunjdja continues this strong artistic legacy through his exceptionally fine mark-making, depicting the djang (Dreamings/ ancestral essence) of his Country. Common motifs in his work include important songlines of the Kardbam clan estate, including kunkurra (spiral wind), kalawan (goanna) and ngalng (yabby). Carlos lives and works between Maningrida Community and his outstation, Mankorlod. He works exclusively with natural materials which he harvests seasonally from his country. 

Languages

Kuninjku

From

Mankorlod

Community

Maningrida : NT

Moiety

Yirridjdja

Date of birth

1990-01-01

Clan

Kardbam

Past Exhibitions

Group

  • 2019
    Tarnanthi Art Fair, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide
  • 2019
    Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin
  • 2018
    Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin