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.
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