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Susan Marawarr

Susan Marawarr

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Born : 1967
Language : Kuninjku
Moiety : Duwa
Country : Mumeka
About the Artist :
Susan Marawarr is one of the leading female artists working for Maningrida Arts and Culture today, which is not surprising given her family connections. Marawarr is the daughter of Anchor Kulunba and Mary Marabamba and the sister of John Mawurndjul, Jimmy Njiminjuma and James Iyuna. Marawarr is an accomplished printmaker, sculptor, weaver and bark painter. Marawarr toured the United States with the exhibition Bush Colour promoting the work of female printmakers as well as supervising bark painting workshops. In 2000, she collaborated with the Waanyi Judy Watson in the development of Watson’s public art commission of fish fences and dilly bags cast in bronze for Sydney International Airport.

  • Susan Marawarr - Buluwana

    Susan Marawarr

    Buluwana at Dilebang
    Natural pigments on bark
    210 x 51 cm

    This painting depicts Buluwana superimposed on the background of crosshatching with her kun-madj (dilly bag) and digging stick. She is depicted at a site called Dilebang, which is regarded as one of the most dangerous and sacred of sites in the Kun-Kurulk clan estate. The billabong at Dilebang is near escarpment country rich in rock art and with a high concentration of sacred sites.

  • Susan Marawarr-Detail1

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