Titus Nganjmirra

Titus Nganjmirra

Skin name: Nakangila
Language: Kunwinjku
Dreaming: Yirridjdja
Clan: Djalama
Dance: Yawkyawk Djang
Date of birth: 1982-10-17
From: Marlwon
Community: Oenpelli : NT


Artworks

No artworks.


Biography

“My name is Titus Nganjmirra. I was born in Darwin, but I grew up in Gunbalanya. When I a little boy, I started painting on bark. I was 9 years old when my grandfather, Bobby Barrdjaray Nganjmirra taught me how to paint. His younger brother, Jimmy Nganjmirra was also my grandfather. Robin Nganjmirra was my father. We were living at Arrkuluk area in Gunbalanya. I used to watch my father Robin and grandfather Jimmy doing painting. The first thing I ever drew was a fish, a Barramundi. So from now on I still paint. Sometime I paint my dreaming story.”

Titus grew up in Gunbalanya, the brother of artists Lawrence Nganjmirra and Jabis Nganjmirra. Titus lived for a while at Kumarrirnbang outstation, bringing bark and mako (didgeridoos) into Gunbalanya for sale. His mother is the late weaver Clara Djorlom.

In 2019 Titus won the Emerging Artist Category at the 36th Telstra NATSIAA for a painting titled Queen Elizabeth (669-19).

Group exhibitions

  • 2019 Emerging Artist Award Winner at NATSIAA 2019, 10 August – 3 November 2019 at MAGNT, Darwin

Collections

  • Artbank, Sydney

Awards

  • Emerging Artist Award at NATSIAA 2019, 10 August – 3 November 2019 at MAGNT, Darwin https://www.magnt.net.au/2019natsiaa-winners, 2019