David Brian

Biography

Balang David Brian is a painter and sculptor. He is Rembarrnga and Kune and lives and works at his outstation Ankabarrbirri. Brian learned under the guidance of his parents, renowned artists Kamarrang Bob Burruwal and Godjan Lena Yarinkura. He specialises in making mako (didjeridu) and more recently bark painting. Whilst Brian has developed his own approach distinct style, the influence of his father and uncle, Les Mirrikkyriya, is evident in his colour palette and designs. Common motifs in his works include yok (bandicoot), man-ngalinj (bush potato), quicksand at Kinoedjanga, barlangu (shark) and wankurr (sacred dilly bag).

Languages

Rembarrnga

Community

Maningrida : NT

Moiety

Duwa

Subsection

Balang

Date of birth

1973-09-04

Clan

Balngarra

Artworks


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