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.