Elijah Nabegeyo

Skin name: Nakangila
Language: Kunwinjku
Dreaming: Yirridjdja
Clan: Djalama
Date of birth: 1969-08-05
From: Mandilbareng
Community: Oenpelli : NT


Artworks


Biography

Grandson of Yirawala. GENDER: Male Born: 6-8-69 LANGUAGE: Kunwinjku LANGUAGE GROUP: Mayali CLAN: Djalama or Kardam SOCIAL AFFILIATIONS: Yirritja moiety, Nakangila subsection REGION: Gunbalanya (Oenpelli) Western Arnhem Land NT Australia OUTSTATION/COUNTRY: Mamadawarre, Mankalord ART CENTRE: Injalak Arts & Crafts Association PMB 131 Oenpelli NT 0822 MEDIUM/FORM: Ochres on Arches paper, ochres on bark, lorrkon SUBJECTS AND THEMES: Barramundi, mimi hunting crocodile, jabiru, yams cooked in leaves, Ngalyod the Rainbow Serpent, emu, eagle, bush turkey, Namarrkon the Lightning Spirit, file snake, pig-nosed turtle, short-necked turtle, long-necked turtle, brolga & snake, log coffin ceremony, kangaroo, Bewk Bewk, barramundi, crocodile, fish trap, white cranes, Yawk Yawk, Muwarni the cannibal, mimi spirits, orphan boy story, kangaroo & dingo story. GROUP EXHIBITIONS: • 1992, The Ninth National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin • November 1992 Traditions in Transit The Australia Gallery New York, New York USA • Feb./March1993. “Stories” Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art, Kerava Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland. Rovaniemi Art Museum, Lappland, Finland • March 1993 Western and Central Arnhem Land Art Framed Gallery Darwin NT • October 1993 Hogarth Aboriginal and Tribal Art Gallery, The Rocks, Sydney NSW • December 1993 Editions Southbank Melbourne Vic. • April 1994 Indigenart Perth WA • June 1994 Boomerang Galerie Amsterdam Holland • December 1994 Aboriginal & Tribal Art Gallery The Rocks Sydney NSW • 1996, Framed Gallery, Darwin • April 1998 Desert Designs Japingka Gallery, Perth WA • Oct 1998 From Bush to City, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney. • October 2006, ‘Paper, Bark, Canvas & Twine’, Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne, Vic COLLECTIONS: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Elijah Nabegeyo (born 1969) Mamadawarre NT Yirritja moiety Nakangila subsection Djalama clan Kunwinjku language Group exhibitions: 1992, National Aboriginal Art Awards, MAGNT, Darwin NT 1992, Traditions in Transit, The Australia Gallery New York, New York USA 1993,“Stories” Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art, Kerava Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland. Rovaniemi Art Museum, Lappland, Finland 1993, Framed Gallery, Darwin NT 1993, Hogarth Aboriginal and Tribal Art Gallery, Sydney NSW 1993, Editions Southbank, Melbourne VIC 1994, Indigenart, Perth WA 1994, Boomerang Galerie Amsterdam Holland 1994, Aboriginal & Tribal Art Gallery, Sydney NSW 1996, Framed Gallery, Darwin 1998, Desert Designs Japingka Gallery, Perth WA 1998, From Bush to City, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney NSW. 1999, Contemporary Paintings from Western Arnhem Land, Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide SA. Collections: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Selected bibliography: Wright, F., 1999, Contemporary Paintings from Western Arnhem Land, Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide.

Group exhibitions

  • 2006 Paper, Bark, Canvas & Twine, Dickerson Gallery Melbourne
  • 1998 From Bush to City, Hogarth Gallerise. Sydney
  • 1998 Desert Designs Japingka Gallery, Perth WA
  • 1996 Framed Gallery, Darwin
  • 1994 Aboriginal & Tribal Art Gallery The Rocks Sydney NSW
  • 1994 The Ninth National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin NT
  • 1994 Boomerang Galerie Amsterdam Holland
  • 1994 Indigenart Perth WA
  • 1993 Editions, Southbank, Melbourne Vic
  • 1993 Hogarth Aboriginal and Tribal Art Gallery, The Rocks, Sydney NSW
  • 1993 Stories contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art, Kerava Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland. Rovaniemi Art Museum, Lappland , Finland
  • 1993 Western & Central Arnhem Land, Framed Gallery, Darwin NT
  • 1992 Traditions in Transit, The Australia Gallery New York, New York USA

Collections

  • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Bibliography

  • Wright, F. Contemporary Paintings from Western Arnhem Land, Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide, 1999