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Kay Lindjuwanga

Kay Lindjuwanga

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Born : 1957
Language : Kuninjku
Moiety : Yirridjdja
Country : Milmilngkan
About the Artist :
Winner of the 2004 Telstra Bark painting award. Kay Lindjuwanga is one ofthe leading female artists working for Maningrida Arts and Culture today. She is the daughter of Peter Marralwanga and she was taught to paint by her husband and acclaimed artist, John Mawurndjul. Since around 1980 Lindjuwanga has often assisted Mawurndjul with his painting. Lindjuwanga now exhibits under her own name and was the first Kuninjku woman to bring barks into the arst centre around 1990. Apart from bark paintings, her repertoire includes lorrkon (hollow logs), mimih carvings and etchings. She had a first solo show in 2004 at Aboriginal & Pacific Arts in Sydney and her work was included in the landmark exhibition Crossing Country' at the AGNSW. Her work was presented at the 2006 Melbourne Art Fair.