Hamish Karrkarrhba

Biography

Hamish Karrkarrhba is a Kuninjku artist, known for his carved the mimih spirits, lorrkon and bark painting.  Employing a fine rarrk (cross-hatching), ngalyod, crayfish and waterhole djang commonly feature in his paintings.

Karrkarrbha has exhibited regularly since the late nineteen nineties at leading art galleries around Australia and his work can be found collections both locally and internationally.

Languages

Kuninjku

From

Mankorlod

Community

Maningrida : NT

Moiety

Yirridjdja

Date of birth

1967-12-31

Clan

Kardbam

Past Exhibitions

Solo

  • 2015
    Hamish Karrkarrhba, Japinka Gallery, Perth, WA

Group

  • 2011
    Dawning, Art Atrium Gallery, Bondi, Australia
  • 2010
    Maningrida: Mimih, Fibres and Feathers, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2010
    Land of Spirits, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW
  • 2009
    Survey from Maningrida Arts & Culture, The Mossenson Gallery, Perth, WA
  • 2009
    Maningrida Group Show, Sheahan Galleries, Sydney, NSW
  • 2009
    Works in Season: Bark Paintings, Carvings & Weavings, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW
  • 2008
    Palya Art at Mary Place, Mary Place, Sydney, NSW
  • 2008
    Maningrida Arts, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW
  • 2007
    Lorrkon, Spirit Beings, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2007
    Spirit in Variation Part II, Annandale Galleries, Sydney, NSW
  • 2007
    Spirit in Variation, Annandale Galleries, Sydney, NSW
  • 2007
    Selected new works from Maningrida, Maningrida Arts & Culture, Darwin
  • 2007
    Maningrida Group Show, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW
  • 2007
    Barks from Maningrida, Framed Gallery, Darwin, NT
  • 2007
    Bark paintings from Maningrida, Short Street Gallery, Broome, WA
  • 2007
    Crossing the Dreaming Land, Gallery Anthony Curtis, Boston, USA
  • 2006
    Lorrkons and Spirit Figures, Annandale Galleries, Sydney, NSW
  • 2006
    Dream Stories, The Bahrain Art Society, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • 2006
    Dream Tracks, Aboriginal art of Arnhem Land, La Fontaine Centre of Contemporay Art, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • 2006
    Sculptures from Maningrida, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2006
    Recent works from Maningrida,, Short Stree Gallery, Broome, WA
  • 2005
    Lorrkons and Spirit Figures, Aboriginal & Pacific Art, Sydney, NSW
  • 2005
    New works from Maningrida, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, UK
  • 2005
    Bark paintings and carvings from Maningrida, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW
  • 2005
    Recent works from Maningrida, Short Street Gallery, Broome, WA
  • 2004
    Bark paintings, carvings and fibre works from Maningrida, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW
  • 2004
    Maningrida Recent Works, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2004
    Fibre and sculptures, Indigenart, Fremantle, WA, Indigenart, Fremantle, WA
  • 2003
    Next Generation, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2003
    The Visit, Annandale galleries, Sydney, NSW
  • 2003
    Out of the wet -new art by Kuninjku artists-, Framed gallery, Darwin, NT
  • 2002
    Kuninjku show, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, Uk, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, UK
  • 2001
    Outside in: Research Engagements with Arnhem Land Art, Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
  • 1996
    Dreaming: Aboriginal Art from Australia, Galerie Kouwenhoven, Delft, Netherlands

Collections

  • Macquarie Bank Art Collection
  • Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
  • Laverty Collection, Sydney, NSW
  • Kluge Collection, Morven Estate, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
  • Walonia Aboriginal Art, Netherlands