Jeremiah Garlngarr

Jeremiah Garlngarr

Skin name: Nangarridj
Language: Kunwinjku
Dreaming: Duwa
Clan: Berd Berd
Dance: Mankung Djang
Date of birth: 1966-01-19
From: Mankungdjang
Community: Oenpelli : NT


Artworks


Biography

Jeremiah learnt to paint sitting beside his maternal Grandfather, Bob Bumarda and his contemporaries. Jeremiah says he was about ten when he started sitting with his grandfather and listening to his stories as he painted. Bob Bumarda also taught Jeremiah how to collect lorrkon and dollobo and prepare them the right way.

Jeremiah’s work is characterised by incredibly fine and precise rarrk. He paints stories from his country, Mankungdjang, his mothers county at Kudjekbinj and also stories passed to him by his grandfather. Jeremiah has been painting at Injalak since the art centre opened in 1989 and has been involved in many group exhibitions.

SUBJECTS AND THEMES: Namarrkon – Lightning Spirit, Bulah Djang, Ngalyod – Rainbow Serpent, Namorrodoh & Cripple Man, Nawuroh, Mimi Spirits, kangaroo, barramundi, water python, goanna, echidna, saltwater crocodile, turtle, Kurdukadji Djang, Delek Karrdi – White Ochre Dreaming, Yawk Yawk, Promised Wife Story, Djitnuk, Mongngerrk, Namarladj at Kapari, Poisoning of In-laws Story 

Group exhibitions

  • 2008 Art from Western Arnhem Land, Ochre Gallery Melbourne,VIC- Feature artist
  • 2008 National Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Art Award,(NATSIAA) MAGNT Darwin
  • 1998 Desert Designs Japingka Gallery, Perth WA
  • 1995 The Twelfth National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition NATSIAA, MAGNT, Darwin
  • 1994 Australian Heritage commission Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award
  • 1994 Hogarths - Aboriginal & Tribal Art Centre- Sydney

Awards

  • 3rd Prize Open Award 1994 Australian Heritage Commission Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, 1994
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