Jennifer Wurrkidj

Biography

Jennifer Wurrkidj was born in 1973 at Maningrida in north-central Arnhem Land. Her language is Kuninjku and her moiety is Duwa.

Jennifer is a highly regarded artist who works across multiple mediums. her works often feature bush foods and food-collecting and also reference the activities of ancestor beings and the ceremonial sites of her homeland, Mumeka.

Jennifer is a daughter of Australia’s most highly acclaimed bark painter, John Mawurndjul, and she is renowned, in her own right, for her bark paintings, hollow logs and carved sculptures. Jennifer’s artwork has been exhibited throughout Australia and her textile art is in the collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Languages

Kuninjku

From

Mumeka

Community

Maningrida : NT

Subsection

Gamarran

Date of birth

1973-01-01

Past Exhibitions

Group

  • 2018
    Void - Curated by Emily McDaniel, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW
  • 2018
    Mardayin, Art Kelch, Freiburg, Germany
  • 2018
    Ngaldjorlhbo | Mother of Everything | Mère de Toute Création, IDAIA, Paris, France
  • 2018
    Karrang Kunred / Mother-Land, The Crossart Projects, Sydney, NSW
  • 2018
    Karrang Kunred / Mother-Land, The Crossart Projects, Sydney, NSW
  • 2017
    Karridjowkke Kunronj (Crossing Streams), Nomad Art, Darwin, NT
  • 2017
    Karridjowkke Kunronj (Crossing Streams), Nomad Art, Darwin, NT
  • 2009
    Indigenat WA, Survey from Maningrida Arts & Culture, The Mossenson Gallery, Perth, WA
  • 2004
    Divas of the desert, Divas of the desert: Maningrida, Minymaku, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs, NT
  • 2004
    Maningrida recent works, Maningrida recent works, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2004
    Hogarth galleries, Bark paintings, carvings and fibre works from Maningrida, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW
  • 2003
    Threads of time, Threads of time, Burrinja gallery, Upwey, VIC