Telstra Awards 2015 | 7 August – 1 November, 2015
7 August 2015 - 1 November 2015
- Nongirrnga Marawili (Winner of the Telstra Bark Painting Award, 2015)
- Napuwarri Marawili
- Marawili Barayuwa
- Marrnyula Mununggurr
- Rerrkirrwanga Mununggurr
- Mulkun Wirrapanda
- Guykuda Mununggurr
- Nyapanyapa Yunupingu
- Garawan Wanambi
Resident Yirrkala artist Nonggirrnga Marawili was selected as the winner of the Telstra Bark Painting Award, 2015.
Marawili's winning painting (pictured above) shows the sanctifying words being spat across the sky in lightning form. The lightning’s sacred power hits the sea spray rising from where it has just smashed into the rock. The energies captured in this painting are almost a match for those in the real life of a Top End wet season.The Judge's describe the work as having 'a powerful presence with an imposing scale' and 'confidence in the overall simplicity and use of negative space.'