Sydney Contemporary

Noŋgirrŋa Marawili—

Yolŋu
B. 1939, Australia

Highly respected senior Yolŋu artist Noŋgirrŋa Marawili’s artworks reflect an innate understanding of her culture, history, and environment. Using natural materials such as earth ochres combined with a striking use of pink ink from recycled print toner cartridges, Marawili alludes to her strong cultural ties, whilst simultaneously crossing artistic boundaries. Winner of the Bark Painting Award at the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards in 2015 and 2019 and of the Wynne Roberts Family Prize in 2019, Marawili continues to reach new artistic heights. In 2021, she was shortlisted for the Telstra Awards; Hadley’s Art Prize; and Wynne Prize and her work will be presented in the landmark exhibition Bark Ladies at NGV Australia in Melbourne.

"You may think this is a sacred painting. The paintings I do are not sacred. I can’t steal my father’s paintings, I just do my own design from the outside. Water. Rock. Rocks which stand strong and the waves which run and crash upon the rocks. The sea spray. This is the painting I do."

Noŋgirrŋa Marawili, Lightning, 2021, natural earth pigments and synthetic polymer paint on paper, 56 x 76 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Alcaston Gallery.
Noŋgirrŋa Marawili
Lightning, 2021
natural earth pigments and synthetic polymer paint on paper
76cm x 56cm
 

Presented by Alcaston Gallery

Noŋgirrŋa Marawili, Bolŋu, 2021, natural earth pigments and recycled print toner on timber board, 121 x 240 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Alcaston Gallery.

Noŋgirrŋa Marawili
Bolŋu, 2021
natural earth pigments and recycled print toner on timber board
240cm x 121cm

Presented by Alcaston Gallery

Noŋgirrŋa Marawili, Baratjala, 2021, natural earth pigments and synthetic polymer paint on paper, 56 x 76 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Alcaston Gallery.(2)
Noŋgirrŋa Marawili
Baratjala, 2021
natural earth pigments and synthetic polymer paint on paper
76cm x 56cm
 

Presented by Alcaston Gallery

Noŋgirrŋa Marawili, Baratjala, 2020, natural earth pigments and synthetic polymer paint on paper, 56 x 76 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Alcaston Gallery.

Noŋgirrŋa Marawili
Baratjala, 2020
natural earth pigments and synthetic polymer paint on paper
76cm x 56cm

Presented by Alcaston Gallery

Noŋgirrŋa Marawili, Baratjala, 2020, natural earth pigments and synthetic polymer paint on paper, 56 x 76 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Alcaston Gallery.(1)

Noŋgirrŋa Marawili
Baratjala, 2020
natural earth pigments and synthetic polymer paint on paper
76cm x 56cm

Presented by Alcaston Gallery

Caption for the portrait of the artist: Noŋgirrŋa Marawili 2019 © The Artist, Buku Larrŋgay Mulka, NT and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne

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