Gabriella Maralngurra

Gabriella Maralngurra

Skin name: Ngalkamarrang
Language: Kunwinjku
Dreaming: Yirridjdja
Clan: Ngalangbali
Dance: Wurdyaw Djang
Date of birth: 1991-08-23
From: Kudjekbinj
Community: Oenpelli : NT


Artworks


Biography

Gabriella Maralngurra started her artistic apprenticeship at a young age, sitting with her grandfather the late Lofty Nadjamerrek AO at Kamarrkawan and Kabulwarnamyo outstations. He showed her the country, Dreamings and practical skills like cutting bark for painting. Her style, with its parallel rarrk (hatching) in the old rock art style, reflects his influence and that of her father Gabriel Maralngurra. However her figures have an expressive and sensitive character all of their own. Gabriel Maralngurra’s mother is June Nadjamerrek, and her brother Maath is an emerging artist also working within his grandfather’s school.   

Group exhibitions

  • 2015 Wearables, Tactile Arts Gallery, Darwin
  • 2015 Hand Printed Fabrics by Women from Injalak Arts, Framed Gallery, Darwin
  • 1993 Stories, Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art. Kerava Art
  • 1993 Burukmarri Gallery, Fremantle WA