Dennis Naroldol

Dennis Naroldol

Skin name: Nangarridj
Language: Kunwinjku
Dreaming: Duwa
Clan: Djok
Date of birth: 1966-11-28
Community: Oenpelli : NT



Dennis Naroldol is the son of Rosie Nabegeyo and Fred Naroldol. Back in the 1970s he was taught how to paint by his father and his grandfather Bob Dirdi Balirrbalirr. They showed him how to paint on dollobo (bark),  make Mankole (spears) and gave him knowledge of how to become an artist. Dennis’ work is characterised by incredibly fine and precise rarrk, a style he got from his elders. He paints stories from his country, Namokardabu, and his mother’s country at Mandilbareng, as well as stories from his wife, Elaine Naroldol’s country, such as Yawk Yawk Djang kore Marlwon (Water Spirits dreaming at Marlwon).


  • Wright, Felicity, The Art & Craft Centre Story: Volume Three - Good stories from out bush, ATSIC, 2000