Thompson Yulidjirri Narrongolkgi

Thompson Yulidjirri Narrongolkgi

Skin name: Nakodjok
Language: Kunwinjku
Dreaming: Duwa
Clan: Djalama
Date of birth: 1930-01-01
From: Kabbari
Community: Oenpelli : NT


Artworks


Biography

OTHER NAMES: Narrangurgli, Ulitjirri,Yulidjari, Yulitjirri, Ulidjirri GENDER: Male BORN: c.1930 – Deceased 1 October 2009 LANGUAGE: Kunwinjku LANGUAGE GROUP: Mayali CLAN: Djalama SOCIAL AFFILIATIONS: Duwa moiety, Nakodjok subsection COUNTRY/OUTSTATION: Namagudabadiyi_ Community Centre: Gunbalanya [Oenpelli], Western Arnhem Land, N.T. Australia ART CENTRE: Injalak Arts & Crafts Association PMB 131 Oenpelli N .T. 0822 MEDIUM/FORM: Bark painting, ochres on Arches paper, ochres on bark THEMES: Common subjects are Ngalkordow (brolga) eating yams. Bream, nailfish, geese, catfish, emu & eggs, Sugarbag, goanna, blue tongue, frogs, bandicoot,kolobarr, karurken, barramundi, kangaroo, Mimi, crocodile & goanna, paperbark canoe, brolga, long neck turtle, lotus lily, Yawk Yawk, frill neck lizard story, echidna, crayfish, fresh water scene, Yirrabadbad, freshwater prawns. Bangkerreng season, after the monsoon. Dilly bag djang. Ubarr ceremony. COLLECTIONS: Artbank, Sydney. Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. Australian Museum, Sydney. Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. The Holmes a Court Collection, Perth. Dept. Trade & Foreign Affairs, Canberra John Kluge Collection, Virgina USA. GROUP EXHIBITIONS: • 1984, The First National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin. • 1984, Aboriginal Art, an Exhibition Presented by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Canberra. • 1985, The Second National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museums and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin. • 1987, The Fourth National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, • Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin • 1989, Masterpiece Fine Art Gallery, Hobart. • 1990, Spirit in Land, Bark Paintings from Arnhem Land, • National Gallery of Victoria. • 1992, The Ninth National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin. • November 1992 Traditions in Transit The Australia Gallery New York, New York USA • February 1993 Burukmarri Gallery, Fremantle WA • March 1993 Western and Central Arnhem Land Art Framed Gallery Darwin NT • Feb./March1993 “Stories” Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art Kerava Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland Rovaniemi Art Museum, Lappland, Finland • October 1993 Hogarth Aboriginal and Tribal Art Gallery, The Rocks Sydney NSW • 1993, The Tenth National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin. • 1994, Power of the Land, Masterpieces of Aboriginal Art, National Gallery of Victoria. • December 1994 Hogarth Aboriginal & Tribal Art Gallery, The Rocks Sydney NSW • 1994, The Eleventh National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin. • 1996, The Thirteenth National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin. • April 1998 Desert Designs Japingka Gallery, Perth WA • April 1998, “Dreamings” Spazio Pitti Arte, Florence, Italy • September1998, The Fifteenth National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award Exhibition, Museums and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin NT • Oct 1998 From Bush to City, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney. • Aug 1998 Meerzigt, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands • October 2009 – Unwrapped – Works from the USU Art Store, University of Sydney AWARDS/GRANTS/COMMISSIONS: 1993, FAC Darwin Airport Commission-painting on permanent display in Darwin Airport Foyer SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY: Isaacs, J., 1989, Australian Aboriginal Paintings, Weldon Publishing, New South Wales. Ryan, J., 1990, Spirit in Land, exhib. cat., National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. NT News, 27/12/1993, p. 6 1994, Kunwinjku Art from Injalak 1991-1992, The John W. Kluge Commission, Museum Arts International Pty. Ltd., North Adelaide. 1995 Readers Digest, March (Australian Edition), “Painting the Hungry Crocodile” (Printed in 28 overseas editions in 19 languages) 1998 Readers Digest, June (Australian Edition). “Dreamtime Journey”(From Twined Together)

Group exhibitions

  • 2009 Unwrapped - Works from the USU Art Store, University of Sydney
  • 1998 From Bush to City, Hogarth Gallerise. Sydney
  • 1998 The Fifteenth National Aboriginal and Toress Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin NT
  • 1998 Meerzigt, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
  • 1998 Dreamings, Spazio Pitti Arte, Florence, Italy
  • 1998 Desert Designs Japingka Gallery, Perth WA
  • 1996 The Theirteenth National Aboriginal and Toress Strait Islander Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Galllery of the Northern Territory Darwion
  • 1994 Hogarth Aboriginal & Tribal Art Gallery ,The Rocks Sydney NSW
  • 1994 Power of the Land ,Masterpieces of Aboroginal Art, National Gallery of Victoria
  • 1994 The Eleventh National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory,Darwin
  • 1993 Hogarth Aboriginal and Tribal Art Gallery, The Rocks Sydney NSW
  • 1993 Stories contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art, Kerava Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland. Rovaniemi Art Museum, Lappland , Finland
  • 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
  • 1992 The Ninth National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin NT
  • 1992 Traditions in Transit, The Australia Gallery New York, New York USA
  • 1990 Spirit in Land BarkPaintings from Arnhem Land, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
  • 1989 Masterpiece Fine Art Gallery, Hobart
  • 1987 The Fourth National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Darwin NT
  • 1985 The Second National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
  • 1984 Aboriginal Art, Exhibition Presented by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies . Canberra
  • 1984 The First National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

Collections

  • Artbank, Sydney
  • Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
  • Australian Museum, Sydney
  • Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide
  • National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
  • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
  • The Holmes a Court Collection, Perth
  • Dept. Trade & Foreign Affairs, Canberra
  • John Kluge Collection, Virgina USA

Bibliography

  • JD Mittman (ed.), Kunwinjku Art: Nganjmirra family drawings and other works on paper in the McLeod Gift Collection, Burrinja Cultural Centre, 2014
  • Wright, Felicity, The Art & Craft Centre Story: Volume Three - Good stories from out bush, ATSIC, 2000
  • Kunwinjku Seasonal Calendar, Injalak Arts & Crafts, 1993
  • Dyer Christine Adrian (ed.) Kunwinjku Art from Injalak The John W Kluge Commission Adelaide; Museum Art International Pty Ltd, 1991
  • Ryan. J, Spirit in Land exhib, cat., National Gallery of Victoria. Melbourne, 1990
  • Isaacs, J Australian Aboriginal Paintings Weldon Publishing,New South Wales, 1989

Commissions

  • 1993, FAC Darwin Airport Commisssion-painting on permanent display in Darwin Airport Foyer, 1993