Jack Nawilil

Jack  Nawilil


Jack Nawilil, Namorroddo. Paperbark, bush string, natural pigments, beeswax, feathers, 185 x 8 x 8cm. Courtesy the artist and Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory.


Rembarrnga, Mayali




Maningrida : NT



Date of birth




Past Exhibitions


  • 2018
    From Coast to Escarpment: Spirit Worlds of Maningrida, Michael Reid, Sydney, NSW
  • 2016
    Owen Yalandja, Bob Burruwal, Jack Nawilil: New Yawkyawk Spirits and Sculptures, Annandale Gallery, Sydney, Australia
  • 2012
    29th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory, Darwin, NT
  • 2012
    First Life - Unwordly Encounters, Chan Contemporary art space, Darwin, NT
  • 2009
    Ochre - A Study in Materiality, Short Street Gallery, Broome, WA
  • 2009
    Maningrida Group Show, Maningrida Arts & Culture Gallery, Darwin, NT
  • 2008
    Palya Art at Mary Place, Mary Place, Sydney, NSW
  • 2006
    Bangu Yilbara: Works from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, NSW
  • 2002
    Barks in the spotlight, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 1999
    My Country: Australische Aboriginal Kunst, Brandweer Kazerne, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1996
    Maningrida Exhibition, Indigenart, Subiaco, WA
  • 1996
    Dreaming: Aboriginal Art from Australia, Galerie Kouwenhoven, Delft, Netherlands
  • 1994
    Maningrida Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, NSW
  • 1994
    Gemaltes Land: Kunst der Aborigines aus Arnhem Land Australien, Linden Museum, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1989
    Masterpiece, Fine Art Gallery, Hobart, TAS
  • 1982
    Aboriginal Art at the Top, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT


  • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
  • Aimee Proost private collection, Qld
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Maningrida Collection, Sydney, NSW
  • Walonia Aboriginal Art, Netherlands
  • Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
  • Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT