Kay Lindjuwanga

Kay  Lindjuwanga

Biography

Kay Lindjuwanga is a Kuninjku artist born in 1956.  Lindjuwanga is the daughter of renowned painter Peter Marralwanga. She was taught to paint by her husband and acclaimed artist, John Mawurndjul. Lindjuwanga has often assisted Mawurndjul with his painting. In the early 1990’s, she was  among the first Kuninjku women to paint on bark.  As well as bark paintings, her repertoire includes lorrkon (hollow logs), mimih carvings and etchings. She had her first solo show in 2004 at Aboriginal & Pacific Arts in Sydney and her work was included in the landmark exhibition Crossing Country at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.  In 2004 she won the Telstra Bark Painting Award.

Throughout the last two decades  Lindjuwanga has gained critical acclaim for her work seeing it shown internationally, presented by many galleries such as La Fontaine Centre of Contemporary  Art, Kingdom of Bahrain, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, UK, the African Muse Gallery, France and Bargehouse Gallery, UK. 

Over the years Lingjuwanga’s work has been presented nationally by William Mora, Annandale Galleries and most recently by Paul Johnston Gallery, Darwin.

Her work is held in a number of public and private collections, including the National Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of South Australia and the Macquarie Bank Art Collection.

Buluwana at Dilebang (2016),
Ochre and pigment on bark (E.Tetradonta), 134x67cm.
Image credit: Paul Johnstone Gallery

Resources

Art is in the blood for Arnhem Land bark painter Kay Lindjuwanga, Bronwyn Watson, The Weekend Australian, September 10, 2011

Languages

Kuninjku

From

Mankorlod

Community

Maningrida : NT

Moiety

Yirridjdja

Date of birth

1956-12-31

Clan

Kardbam

Artworks


Past Exhibitions

Solo

  • 2005
    Bark paintings from Duwa Country, Aboriginal & Pacific Arts, Sydney
  • 2004
    Kay Lindjuwanga, Aboriginal and Pacific Arts, Sydney, NSW

Group

  • 2016
    Maningrida Arts, Paul Johnstone Gallery, Darwin, NT
  • 2015
    Exploration of Bark, Outstation Gallery, Darwin, NT
  • 2014
    Lift, Palya Art, WA
  • 2014
    Tracks: Land and Landscape in Aboriginal Art, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, UK
  • 2011
    28th Telstra National Aboriginal Art Award, Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT
  • 2011
    Maningrida, Annandale Galleries, Sydney, NSW
  • 2010
    Gathered up : the Robin Gurr Collection, Penrith Regional Gallery
  • 2009
    Orche - A Study in Materiality, Short Street Gallery, Broome, WA
  • 2009
    Recent Works by Maningrida, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2008
    African Muse, Ecorces recentes de Maningrida, Galerie Luc Bertier, Paris, France
  • 2008
    Melbourne Art Fair, Art Fair, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne
  • 2008
    Gungura - The Spiraling Wind, Annandale Galleries, Sydney, NSW
  • 2007
    After the Wet, Maningrida Arts & Culture, Darwin, NT
  • 2007
    rarrk, Bargehouse Gallery, London, UK
  • 2007
    Spirit in Variation, Annandale Galleries, Sydney, NSW
  • 2006
    Peintures sur ecorce de Maningrida, African Muse Gallery, Paris, France
  • 2006
    Dreaming their Way, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, USA
  • 2006
    Dream Tracks, Aboriginal art of Arnhem Land, La Fontaine Centre of Contemporary Art, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • 2006
    A survey show from Maningrida, Raft artspace, Darwin, NT
  • 2006
    Mumeka to Milmilngkan, Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra, ACT
  • 2006
    Australian Aboriginal Art 2006/2007, John Gordon Gallery, Coffs Harbour, NSW
  • 2006
    Sculptures from Maningrida, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2006
    Aboriginal printmakers, Framed Gallery, Darwin, NT
  • 2006
    New prints from Maningrida, MAC, Darwin, NT
  • 2005
    rarrk, Annandale Galleries, Sydney, NSW
  • 2005
    Paris-Djinkarr-Milmilngkan, Maningrida Arts & Culture, Darwin, NT
  • 2005
    Recent works from Maningrida, Short Street Gallery, Broome, WA
  • 2005
    New works from Maningrida, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, UK
  • 2004
    Maningrida Recent Works, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2004
    Hollow Logs from Maningrida, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2004
    21st Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, Museum & Art Gallery of Northern Territory, Darwin, NT
  • 2004
    Divas of the Desert:Maningrida, Minymaku, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs, NT
  • 2004
    New Etchings from Mimilngkan, Aboriginal & Pacific Arts, Sydney, NSW
  • 2004
    Maningrida Burial Poles, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, UK
  • 2004
    Maningrida Print Show, Maningrida Arts & Culture, Darwin, NT
  • 2004
    Crossing Country - The alchemy of Western Arnhem Land art, AGNSW, Sydney, NSW
  • 2003
    Mythological Beings from Maningrida, Hogarth Galleris, Sydney, NSW
  • 2003
    Out of the wet - new art by Kuninjku artists, Framed gallery, Darwin, NT
  • 2003
    Bark paintings, sculpture and fibre work by the Maningrida women artists, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2003
    The Visit, Annandale galleries, Sydney, NSW
  • 2003
    20th Telstra national Abortiginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT
  • 2002
    East + West, Annandale Galleries, Sydney, NSW
  • 2002
    Inspiral, Gallery Gondawana, Alice Springs, NT
  • 2002
    Kuninjku, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, UK
  • 1999
    My Country: Australische Aboriginal Kunst, Brandweer Kazerne, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1993
    Group Maningrida Exhibition, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW

Collections

  • Macquarie Bank Art Collection
  • National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
  • Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT
  • Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA
  • Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
  • Walonia Aboriginal Art, Netherlands