Nonggirrnga Marawili: Seva Frangos Art | June 18 - July 25, 2015
18 June 2015 - 25 July 2015
The exhibition of Larrakitj and bark paintings presents the work of this celebrated artist for the first time in Western Australia.Seva Frangos Art was established in 1998 to provide independent advice and services to individuals, corporate clients, public organisations and collections, on the purchase, collection, exhibition, curation and restoration of Indigenous and contemporary art.
Nonggirrnga Marawili: utterly refined and thoroughly unique
Born circa 1939 in Baniyala, NT, Nongirrnga Marawili is the daughter of the Madarrpa’ warrior Mundukul (Lightning snake) and a Galpu woman Buluguwuy. Nongirrnga was a wife of Djapu statesman Djutjadjutja Munungurr (deceased) who won Best Bark painting at the National Aboriginal Art Awards 1997 in which she ably assisted. She was the mother of four sons before birthing her two daughters, Marrnyula and Rerrkirrwanga (both artists, Rerrkirrwanga won Best Bark in Telstra 2009). Nongirrnga is a highly respected senior in her community knowledgeable in two educational systems and practitioner in bush and also institutions.