Gershom Garlngarr

Gershom Garlngarr

Skin name: Nangarridj
Language: Kunwinjku
Dreaming: Duwa
Clan: Berd Berd
Dance: Mankung Djang
Date of birth: 1963-02-06
From: Mankungdjang
Community: Oenpelli : NT



Gershom Garlngarr built a prodigious body of work over his career, and ranked among the foremost artists of Injalak Arts. His style is meticulous and graceful, with a preponderance of lithe and curved forms. Alongside sacred themes he was avid painter of the natural world, particularly animals such as egrets, crocodiles and fruit bats, the forms of which seemed to fit his need for curvilinear and subtly patterned compositions.
Gershom produced a number of screenprint designs for the Injalak studio, all of which show his characteristic flair for design and layout.   

Group exhibitions

  • 2009 2009 Menagerie Contemporary Indigenous Sculpture., Object Gallery and Australian Museum, Sydney and national tour
  • 2007 Lines & Ochre, Ochre Gallery Melbourne
  • 2007 Art from Western Arnhem Land, Ochre Gallery, Melbourne
  • 2007 25th National Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
  • 2007 Ochre Paintings from Western Arnhem Land, Batchelor Institute Coomalie NT
  • 2007 The Injalak Hill Suite, Aboriginal & Pacific Art Gallery, Danks St Sydney NSW
  • 2006 Paper, Bark, Canvas & Twine, Dickerson Gallery Melbourne
  • 2006 24th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Darwin
  • 2006 Inspired by Injalak, Port Jackson Press Melbourne
  • 2006 2nd Peter Baillie Acquisitive Award, Flinders University, Adelaide
  • 2005 Art from the Stone Country, Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin
  • 2003 Raintree - Injalak Artists
  • 1998 From Bush to City, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney NSW.
  • 1998 New World Art Gallery, Hattem, The Netherlands
  • 1994 Aboriginal & Tribal Art Gallery The Rocks Sydney NSW


  • Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide


  • Gershom collaborated in developing one of the Indigenous logos for Kakadu National Park, 2007