Lawrence Nganjmirra

Lawrence Nganjmirra

Skin name: Nakangila
Language: Kunwinjku
Dreaming: Yirridjdja
Clan: Djalama
Dance: Yawkyawk Djang
Date of birth: 1976-11-01
From: Marlwon
Community: Oenpelli : NT


Artworks


Biography

Lawrence Nganjmirra is the son of prominent painter Robin Nganjmirra and the prolific weaver Clara Nganjmirra (nee Djorlom). He received early recognition of his talent as a painter, winning the 1993 Youth Prize in the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award Exhibition. Since then he has continued to exhibit regularly and develop his subject repertoire and style.

Lawrence Nganjmirra is known for ambitious bark paintings and large scale works on Arches paper, as well as lorrkon (ceremonial log coffins). His works often relate to traditional hunting practices and the fauna of West Arnhem Land, all painted in his bold yet sensitive and harmonious style. 

Group exhibitions

  • 2013 Wurrkabal, Netanya Resort, Noosa QLD
  • 2009 Two Worlds One Home, Boscia Gallerise
  • 2007 Lines & Ochre, Ochre Gallery Melbourne
  • 2006 Paper, Bark, Canvas & Twine, Dickerson Gallery Melbourne
  • 2006 Wet & Dry, Indigenart, Perth, WA
  • 1998 From Bush to City, Hogarth Gallerise. Sydney
  • 1998 New World Art Gallery, Hattem, The Netherlands
  • 1998 Meerzigt, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
  • 1998 High On Art Gallery, Melbourne VIC
  • 1998 Desert Designs Japingka Gallery, Perth WA
  • 1998 Dreamings, Spazio Pitti Arte, Florence, Italy
  • 1996 The Thirtheenth National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
  • 1995 The Twelfth National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition,, Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory Darwin.
  • 1995 Savode Gallery Brisbane QLD
  • 1994 Australian Heritage Commission A.T.S.I. Art
  • 1994 The Eleventh National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory,Darwin
  • 1993 Editions, Southbank, Melbourne Vic
  • 1993 Western and Central Arnhem Land, Art Framed Gallery Darwin NT
  • 1993 The Tenth National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin NT,
  • 1993 Burukmarri Gallery, Fremantle WA

Bibliography

  • Kunwinjku Art from Injalak 1991- 1992, The John W. Kluge Commission, Museum Arts International Pty, Ltd. North Adelaide, 1994
  • Wright, F. Contemporary Paintings from Western Arnhem Land, Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide, 1994
  • Kunwinjku Seasonal Calendar, Injalak Arts & Crafts, 1993

Awards

  • 1995, February, Savode Gallery Brisbane, 1995
  • 1993, Youth Prize, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award Exhibition, Australian Heritage Commission, 1993