Wilson Manydjarri

Senior Artist

Wilson was born in the bush at Gulnga, close to Arnhem Bay. He was taken to Yirrkala by his father as a young boy and was chosen to take over ceremonial obligations for the Datiwuy people as a young man. He has lived at Elcho Island and now resides at Milingimbi where he previously worked in the art centre as the boss for traditional materials harvesting. He is an extremely knowledgeable and powerful song man who paints intricate designs from both his mother and father’s estates.

Wilson has made art works for Buku Larrngay Mulka Art Centre and Elcho Island Art and Craft in the past and has travelled overseas to perform.

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Birth
30/06/1948

Clan
Datiwuy

Languages
Datiwuy, Djambarrpuyngu

Homeland
Rurrawuy, Gulunga

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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