Nonggirrnga Marawili (born 1939)

 
   Lightning and the Rock ,  2014 Natural earth pigments on bark 127 x 46 cm   Price:  Please enquire at  info@greeradamsfineart.com    Provenance:   Painted in 2014 Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre, Northern Territory Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne Private collection, Sydney  “Marawili offers a visual poetics that draws on the detail and beauty of the natural environment – sea spray cast by waves crashing on rocks, the dance of flames, the flicker of a snake’s tongue, lightning flashing across the sky. These details reflect a life lived with close attention to the natural world and its instances of fleeting (as well as enduring) natural beauty”.  Elina Spilia, 'Nonggirrnga Marawili: Fire, Water, Lighting and Rock', in  Marking the Infinite, Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia from the Debra and Dennis Scholl Collection,  Nevada: Nevada Museum of Art and DelMonico Books, 2016, p.34.    
  
   
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   Selected Group Exhibitions:    2013   3  0th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards , Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia   2015/16   Supranatural: New Work from The Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre , Australian Consulate-General, New York, NY, USA    2016-19   Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia , touring exhibition: Newcomb Art Museum, Tulane University, New Orleans, the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, The Phillips Collection, Washington, and the Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada   2016/17   Who’s Afraid of Colour,  National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia   2017   National Indigenous Art Triennial , National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australi

Lightning and the Rock, 2014
Natural earth pigments on bark
127 x 46 cm

Price: Please enquire at info@greeradamsfineart.com

Provenance:

Painted in 2014
Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre, Northern Territory
Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
Private collection, Sydney

“Marawili offers a visual poetics that draws on the detail and beauty of the natural environment – sea spray cast by waves crashing on rocks, the dance of flames, the flicker of a snake’s tongue, lightning flashing across the sky. These details reflect a life lived with close attention to the natural world and its instances of fleeting (as well as enduring) natural beauty”.

Elina Spilia, 'Nonggirrnga Marawili: Fire, Water, Lighting and Rock', in Marking the Infinite, Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia from the Debra and Dennis Scholl Collection, Nevada: Nevada Museum of Art and DelMonico Books, 2016, p.34.

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2013 30th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

2015/16 Supranatural: New Work from The Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre, Australian Consulate-General, New York, NY, USA

2016-19 Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia, touring exhibition: Newcomb Art Museum, Tulane University, New Orleans, the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, The Phillips Collection, Washington, and the Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

2016/17 Who’s Afraid of Colour, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

2017 National Indigenous Art Triennial, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australi

 
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