Helen Lanyinwanga

Biography

Helen Lanyinwanga is a senior textile artist who has been working with Bábbarra Designs since 2008. She often depicts her strong stone country and sacred rock themes in her designs. Helen has a key role mentoring young and emerging artists, and she is mother to leading Bábbarra artists including Jennifer Wurrkidj and Deborah Wurrkidj, and grandmother to Ruth Bindiedbal.

Helen is also an accomplished artist in other mediums, notably basket weavings and prints on paper, for which she is represented by Maningrida Arts & Culture. Her artwork has toured the United States and been exhibited throughout Australia, and her textile art is in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia.

Languages

Kuninjku

From

Mumeka

Community

Maningrida : NT

Moiety

Yirridjdja

Date of birth

1954-01-01

Clan

Dangkorlo

Past Exhibitions

Group

  • 2017
    Karridjowkke Kunronj (Crossing Streams), Nomad Art, Darwin, NT
  • 1999
    1999, Claiming Title: Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art and the Land Touring exhibtion, Claiming Title: Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art and the Land Touring exhibition
  • 1999
    1999, Bushcolour: Works on paper by female artists from the Maningrida region, Bushcolour: Works on paper by female artists from the Maningrida region Northern Territory University Gallery, Darwin, NT
  • 1999
    1999, MAC Aboriginal Art : Fine Lines : works of ornamentation and design by Maningrida artists, MAC Aboriginal Art : Fine Lines : works of ornamentation and design by Maningrida artists Museum of Contemporary art, Sydney, NSW
  • 1993
    1993, Kunmadj Rowk: Contempory Weaving from Maningrida, Kunmadj Rowk: Contemporary Weaving from Maningrida Craft Council of Victoria (Melbourne International Festival), VIC

Collections

  • Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
  • National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT