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Marrawuddi - Melba Gunjarrwanga, Marebu (Pandanus Mat)

Marrawuddi - Melba Gunjarrwanga, Marebu (Pandanus Mat)

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Catalogue No 12-24

Artist - Melba Gunjarrwanga

Title - Marebu (Woven Pandanus Mat)

Category - Fibre 

Size / Medium 38cm  Pandanus and natural dyes


Artist Biography 

Born: 1/01/1959

Skin: Ngalwakadj

Language: Kuninjku Kunwinjku

Clan: Dangkorlo

Country:  Barrihdjowkkeng

Dreaming: Kodbolbolk (Frog)

 Melba has had an incredibly rich life in exhibiting her skills through her talent for weaving, sculpting and painting. Early on around 2006, Melba and her partner [dec.], James Iyuna were commissioned to create a large scale work for the Darwin Entertainment Centre.

Having lived in Maningrida for most of her life, Melba now chooses to live between her grand-daughter, Simplicia England's place in Gunbalanya and her daughter, Roberta Wurrkidj's (Yulyulmarra) place in Jabiru.

Melba Gunjarrwanga is also represented by Maningrida Arts & Culture.

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