Josephine Wurrkidj


Josephine is a painter and sculptor. She specialising in bark painting, dolobbo bim,  and carvings depicting spirit beings, such as yawkyawk and mimih that reside on her clan estate, Kurulk. She is the daughter of acclaimed artists John Mawurndjul and Kay Lindjuwanga. 

Like other Kuninjku artists, Wurrkidj maintains the cultural knowledge and practices of working with natural materials: ochres which are mixed with water and PVA fixative and applied with manyilk (sedge grass) to bark (stingybark) in the Wet season and lorrkkon (hollow log burial poles) and spirit carvings in the Dry season. 





Date of birth




Past Exhibitions


  • 2018
    Void - Curated by Emily McDaniel, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW
  • 2009
    2009 Indigenat WA, Survey from Maningrida Arts & Culture, The Mossenson Gallery, Perth, WA
  • 2009
    2009 Maningrida Group Show, Maningrida Group Show, Sheahan Galleries, Sydney, NSW
  • 2009
    2009 Fireworks Gallery, Sculpture Show Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
  • 2008
    2008 Spirit in variation, Spirit in variation Part 2, Annandale Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 2008
    Palya Art, Palya Art at Mary Place, Mary Place, Sydney, NSW
  • 2008
    2008 Weaving around the traps, Weaving around the traps, Chapman & Bailey, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2008
    2008 Maningrida arts, Maningrida Arts, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW
  • 2007
    2007 Barks from M, Bark paintings from Maningrida, Short Street Gallery, Broome, WA