Alfred Walpay is a Gupapuyngu man and artist known for his knowledge and playful use of materials. He lives and creates his artwork on his mothers homeland of Bodiya on the island of Milingimbi.
Walpay uses all natural materials harvested on Milingimbi and nearby islands to create sculptural works. These works express his Yolngu culture and relationship to clan country and animals. Materials include; sledge grass, pandanus, balgurr, kakadu plum sap, cottonwood, feathers and natural pigments.
Walpay often works in partnership with his wife and fellow artist, Jennifer Dikar.
Milingimbi Art and Culture Aboriginal Corporation
The Milingimbi Art and Culture Aboriginal Corporation is a community owned Art Centre that maintains an important position in the national art and cultural arena. Milingimbi Art and Culture has a long history of producing works steeped in active cultural practice such as barks, ceremonial poles, carvings and weavings. Works from Milingimbi are integral to important collections in many National and International institutions.
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