Lynne Nadjowh

Lynne Nadjowh

Skin name: Ngalwamud
Language: Kunwinjku
Dreaming: Yirridjdja
Clan: Marririn
Date of birth: 1974-04-23
From: Kumarrirnbang
Community: Oenpelli : NT


Artworks


Biography

Lynne is the daughter of fibre artist Audrey Nadjowh and outstation pioneer Timothy Nadjowh. She is known for boldly designed pandanus weavings and consummate paintings on bark and paper. Her baskets are characterised by bold blocks of colour and intricate figurative plant motifs. She also experiments with bark paintings with openwork coiled pandanus frames, a form unique to the Gunbalanya region. 

Both Lynne and her sister Selina were selected with 8 other prominent artists to create a design for an Injalak skateboard series, and have painted various murals at the Injalak Art Centre. Her work is featured in the pandanus weaving monograph Twined Together, 2006.

In May 2016 Lynne represented Injalak Arts at the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts in Guam with her sister, husband and brother-in-law. They were part of the Australian delegation and made up one of the 27 pacific island nations and territories that participated. 

Group exhibitions

  • 2015 Wearables, Tactile Arts Gallery, Darwin
  • 2015 Hand Printed Fabrics by Women from Injalak Arts, Framed Gallery, Darwin
  • 2013 Wurrkabal, Netanya Resort, Noosa QLD

Bibliography

  • Louise Hamby, 'Twined Together: Kunmadj njalehnjaleken', Injalak Arts and Crafts Association, 2005