Matilda Pascoe

Biography

Matilda Pascoe is a sculptor and bark painter and member of the Warrawarra clan whose lands lie on Burarra country to the east of the Blyth River. She depicts spirit beings, plants and animals for which she is custodian (Traditional Owner), including Warraburnburn (‘ghost’sds spirit), baru (crocodile), jarlambu (catfish), gorraporda  (cormorant) and banaka (digging stick). She is most renowned for her bold, large-scale, warraburburn carvings, a ‘supertall’ jarra an-baykarda ‘ghost’ figure that lives in patches of jungle surrounding her homeland Gamurra Gu-yurra. She learned under the guidance of her late husband Jimmy An-gunguna, an important bark painter and sculptor whose works were included in Metamorphosis at the Venice Biennale in 1997. 

Languages

Burarra (Martay)

Outstation

Gamurra Gu-yurra

Subsection

Narritjan

Date of birth

1967-09-10

Past Exhibitions

Group

  • 2020
    RESILIENCE: The power of the past today - Maningrida, Aboriginal Signature Estrangin Fine Art, Brussels, BELGUIM
  • 2003
    2003 Mythological beings from Maningrida, Mythological beings from Maningrida, Hogarth Galleris, Sydney, NSW
  • 2003
    2003 Identity and country, Identity and country, Indigenart, Perth, WA
  • 2000
    2000, Bushcolour: Works on paper by female artists from the Maningrida region, Bushcolour: Works on paper by female artists from the Maningrida region Hazlehurst Regional Gallery & Art centre, Gymea, NSW Touring Australia and USA (2001)
  • 1999
    1999, Bodypaint show, Bodypaint show Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
  • 1999
    1999, Bushcolour: Works on paper by female artists from the Maningrida region, Bushcolour: Works on paper by female artists from the Maningrida region Northern Territory University Gallery, Darwin, NT
  • 1997
    1997, Burarra Barks, Indigenart, Burarra Barks Indigenart, The Mossenson Gallery, Subiaco, WA
  • 1996
    1996, Spirits of the Dreaming, Raintree, Spirits of the Dreaming Raintree Fine Art Gallery, Darwin, NT
  • 1996
    1996, Maningrida Exhibition, Indigenart, Maningrida Exhibition Indigenart, Subiaco, WA
  • 1996
    1996, The Language of Place, Framed, The Language of Place Framed Gallery, Darwin, NT
  • 1996
    1996-97, Dreaming: Aboriginal Art from Australia, Netherl., Dreaming: Aboriginal Art from Australia Galerie Kouwenhoven, Delft, Netherlands

Collections

  • Artbank, Sydney, NSW
  • National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
  • Walonia Aboriginal Art, Netherlands