Kenan Namunjdja

Kenan Namunjdja

Biography

Kenan Namunjdja is the eldest son of artists Bulanj (1965-2018) and Deborah Yulidjirri.  Trained by his father who was nationally and internationally recognised for his particularly fine rarrk and depiction of the kunkurra (spiralling wind).  His grandfather, Peter Marralwanga (1916-1987), was also a much celebrated bark painter and a leader in the 1970’s Outstation movement. Kenan continues this strong legacy, through his exceptionally fine mark-making in depicting the djang of his country, Mankorlod.

Kunkurra (Spiralling Wind) with fresh water totems Lorrkon, 2017, Stringybark (Eucalyptus Tetradonta) with Ochre Pigment and PVA Fixative, 123x18x16cm

Languages

Kuninjku

From

Mankorlod

Community

Maningrida : NT

Outstation

Mankorlod

Moiety

Yirridjdja

Subsection

Kodjok

Date of birth

1989-03-09

Clan

Kardbam

Past Exhibitions

Group

  • 2020
    RESILIENCE: The power of the past today - Maningrida, Aboriginal Signature Estrangin Fine Art, Brussels, BELGUIM
  • 2020
    Rising Stars 2020, Outstation Gallery, Darwin
  • 2019
    Primavera 2019: Young Australian Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
  • 2018
    Tarnanthi Art Fair, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide
  • 2018
    Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin