Vera Cameron

Vera Cameron

Biography

Ngarrichan Vera Cameron (b. 1969) lives and works at Ankabarrbirri outstation with her partner Balang David Brian. Her mother’s country is Malnjangarnak (Rembarrnga) and her father’s country is Kakodbabuldi (Kuninjku). She strongly identifies with Rembarrnga and Kune cultures from her first husband, renowned artist, Wally Lipuwanga.

Ngarrichan Vera Cameron (b. 1969) lives and works at Ankabarrbirri outstation with her partner Balang David Brian. Her mother’s country is Malnjangarnak (Rembarrnga) and her father’s country is Kakodbabuldi (Kuninjku). She strongly identifies with Rembarrnga and Kune cultures from her first husband, renowned artist, Wally Lipuwanga.

Ngarrichan is an accomplished fibre artist, specialising in 2D and 3D sculptures of animals and ancestral beings. She also makes string bags, dilly bags and baskets. She works with a range of natural materials and is recognised for her use of vibrant natural dyes. Her partner, David Brian’s, grandmother and Lena Yarinkura’s mother, Lena Djamarrayku, taught her to weave.

Kangaroo, pandanus and natural dyes, 333x146cm, 2017. Collection of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Canberra, ACT.

Languages

Rembarrnga

From

Malnyangarnak

Community

Maningrida : NT

Outstation

Ankabarrbirri

Moiety

Yirritjja

Date of birth

1969-05-19

Artwork media

Pandanus (Pandanus Spiralis) with Ochre Pigment and PVA Fixative, Pandanus Sculpture

Artwork themes

Artworks


Past Exhibitions

Group

  • 2018
    Djang in Fibre: From Bim to Form, Aboriginal & Pacific Art Gallery, Waterloo, NSW
  • 2017
    Into the Water curated by Maningrida Arts & Culture, Tactile Arts, Darwin, NT
  • 2010
    Antipodes, Sorrento, VIC
  • 2009
    Works in Season: Bark Paintings, Carvings & Weavings, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW
  • 2009
    Maningrida Group Show, Sheahan Galleries, Sydney, NSW

Collections

  • National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW
  • Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Canberra, ACT
  • Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra, ACT