Jemma Yibbruruana

Jemma Yibbruruana – 'Lorrkon - Ngalyod (Rainbow Serpent)', 2022


Kunwinjku people, Northern Territory. 

Step daugher to Paul Nabulumo, Jemma's style reflects her families iconic negative black backgrounds with beautifully intricate rarrk, of their djang (dreaming) from their Outstation, Yikarrakkal. Jemma often paints Yawk Yawks (freshwater mermaids), waterholes of Mankorlod Dird Djang (moon dreaming) and Ngalyod (rainbow serpent), all derived from her Country. "I grew up in Maningrida. My father taught me how to paint. My favourite is Yawk Yawk and Dird"

Marrawuddi x Craft

June 23 – September 12

Craft has partnered with Marrawuddi Arts & Culture to present the works of 10 artists from Kakadu and West Arnhem regions. Alongside our main gallery exhibition Yarn, this showcase celebrates work across multiple traditional practices including painting, weaving and sculpture. 

Betty Milliken / Christine Munyarryun / Dorothy Bunibuni / Indra Prudence / Jemma Yibbruruana / Roberta (Yulyulmarra) Wurrkidj / Shirley Wurrkidj / Simplicia England / Sylvia Campion / Zelda Wurigir  

Marrawuddi Arts & Culture is a vibrant art centre and gallery, owned and governed by the Mirarr Traditional Owners. Engaging over 500 artists from in and around Kakadu, Marrawuddi Arts & Culture showcases the culture of the Kakadu and West Arnhem region. The art centre supports artists across different disciplines such as painting, screen-printing, weaving, photography and sculpture. 

Marrawuddi is the Kundjeyhmi word for White Belly Sea-Eagle, a bird commonly found around Kakadu and West Arnhem Land. 

Marrawuddi Arts & Culture are member of the Indigenous Art Code and ANKA (Arnhem, Northern and Kimberley Artists), the peak advocacy and support body for Aboriginal artists and Art Centres across Northern Australia. 

Read about the exhibition.

Material: Acrylic on wood

Dimensions:  105cm x cm

Cat. no: 2743-22

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