Don Namundja Nakidilinj

Don Namundja Nakidilinj

Skin name: Nawakadj
Language: Kunwinjku
Dreaming: Yirridjdja
Clan: Kardbam
Date of birth: 1954-07-01
From: Mankorlod
Community: Oenpelli : NT


Artworks


Biography

Don is one of Western Arnhem Land’s most senior and respected artists. Don fondly remembers painting in the stone country with some of its most recognized artists including Bardayal ‘Lofty’ Nadjamerrek and Kalarriya ‘Jimmy’ Namarnyilk.

Don had his first solo exhibition in 2004. Nicholas Rothwell wrote in the Australian, “By any standards this debut exhibition is worthy of sustained attention in the national media.” The freshness of Don’s paintings prompted the National Gallery of Australia to acquire two works from the RAFT Artspace in Darwin. He was selected for the prestigious National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards in Darwin in 2003, 2005, 2006 and more recently in 2014.

Don lives in Gunbanya (Oenpelli) in Western Arnhem Land and can often be found painting under the verandah at Injalak Arts.

Solo exhibitions

  • 2004 Don Nakadilinj Namundja, Raft Artspace, Darwin NT

Group exhibitions

  • 2015 Wearables, Tactile Arts Gallery, Darwin
  • 2015 Manme Mayh:Gardens of the Stone Country III, Nomad Gallery, Darwin NT
  • 2014 31st National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Finalist, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin NT
  • 2013 Wurrkabal, Netanya Resort, Noosa QLD
  • 2013 Injalak Arts Exhibition, Better World Arts, Port Adelaide
  • 2012 Manme Mayh: Gardens of the Stone Country, Nomad Gallery, Darwin NT
  • 2009 Single Line A Countinuing Tradition, Mossenson Galleries, Melbourne
  • 2008 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin NT
  • 2006 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin NT
  • 2005 The Art of Two Brothers, Cross Art Projects, Sydney NSW
  • 2005 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin NT
  • 2004 The Waterhouse Prize, Museum of South Australia, Adelaide SA
  • 2003 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin NT

Collections

  • National Gallery of Australia
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