Joe Dhamanydji

Senior Artist and Cultural Advisor

Dhamanydji is the youngest son of renowned artist and cultural leader Tom Djawa. He grew up in Milingimbi and has been painting since he was at school in the mission time. He was taught to paint his dreamings by his older brother.

Joe makes works associated with the Buralla (Diving Duck), Yangurra (turtle), Gunatdarra (heron), Manpiri (catfish), Lumba-lumba (emu), Nyoka (crab), Milminydjarrk (water hole), Djanda/ Bininmirr (water goanna) and Djalunbu (hollow log coffin). He also paints designs associated with the Djan’kawu Sisters from his mothers side.

Dhamanydji has worked has an employee and consultant to the art and culture centre for many years. Within these roles he has contributed immense cultural knowledge to a number of national collections, includeing; Berndt Museum (University of western Australia, Perth), Macleay Museum (University of Sydney), Art Gallery of NSW (Sydney), Museum Victoria (Melbourne) and the National Australian Museum (Canberra).





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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A: Lot 53 Gadupu Rd, Milingimbi via Winellie, NT 0822
P: (+61) 8987 9888
E: [email protected]

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