Abigail Gurawiliwili Namundja

Abigail Namundja

Biography

Abigail has been an artist with Bábbarra Designs since 2012 and became a staff member in 2023. She comes from a strong line of talented artists, her mother being the late J. Wurrkidj. Her grandmother was Helen Lanyinwanga, one of the founding member of the women’s centre. Three generations of women from Abigail’s family worked together at Bábbarra Women’s Centre, sharing knowledge and creating new designs together. Abigail often prints Lino from her family collection, carrying on the memory of the women who came before her.

Abigail’s totems are Gungura (Spiral wind),  Kunwardde (Stone country rocks), Yawkyawk ( young woman spirit) and Ngalyod (rainbow serpent) and she often celebrates the wildflowers and bush foods of Arnhem Land in her work. Abigail’s Lino print fabric is characterised by her technical use of colour, often creating an ombre or rainbow affect in her textile works.

Languages

Ndjébbana, Kune, Kuninjku

Community

Maningrida

Outstation

Mankorlod

Subsection

Bulanjdjan

Date of birth

1988-03-16

Clan

Yirridjdja

Father's origin

Mankorlod

Mother's origin

Mumeka

Fabrics for sale

Artist's designs


Current Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions