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Dhuwarrwarr Marika

Biography

Dhuwarrwarr Marika - Born: c.1946 Moiety: Dhuwa

Medium: Bark painting with pigments and ochres, wood sculpture , weaving and printmaking.

Dhuwarrwarr Marika is daughter of renowned clan leader Mawalan (deceased) and lives in Eastern Arnhem Land. Her art is represented in many collections in Australia. Dhuwarrwarr learned to paint from her father and grandfather and uses the same designs in her printmaking.

'Wagilag 2' (print PR014 on this Website) depicts an important billabong where palm trees and scrub grow. All Dhuwa moieties gather there for a special ceremony. Dhuwarrwarr does linocut at Buku-Larrngay Mulka Art Centre at Yirrkala and co-published this silkscreen print with Northern Editions in Darwin.

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