Noah Wurrkidj

Biography

Noah started painting after his first son was born in the early 2000s. He is recognised for the remarkable fineness of his rarrk (crosshatching). His delicate touch creates a lightness which is further enhanced by the white base that emanates through the repetitive grids.  In this exhibition he explores the themes of wak (black crow ancestor) and the sacred place dilebang, a duwa site that contains many potent ancestor spirits, including the bones of the deceased ancestors, djulng.  Close to the site are waterholes where the volatile Ngalyod (rainbow serpent) resides, which the artist depicts as white circles.

Languages

Kuninjku

From

Milmilngkan

Community

Maningrida : NT

Moiety

Duwa

Subsection

Wamud

Date of birth

1982-01-01

Clan

Kardbam

Artworks


Past Exhibitions

Group

  • 2020
    Legacy – the influence of Balang John Mawurndjul, Outstation Gallery, Parap, NT 0820