Elizabeth Wullunmingu

Elizabeth Wullunmingu

Biography

Elizabeth Kodjdjan Wullunmingu is an Anbara Burarra woman who grew up on her mother country at the mouth of the Blyth River, east of Maningrida in Arnhem Land.

Elizabeth started working as a sewer for Babbarra Women’s Centre in 2010 and created her first screen print design the same year. Rrugurrgurda (mud crab) tells the story of Elizabeth’s homeland, a peaceful place with plenty of mud crabs and shellfish to eat. Rrugurrgurda and Dakkara are good baladji (bush food) and can be eaten all year round.

Elizabeth’s artistic talent comes from her mother Doris Gingingara who was an artist for the iconic Desert Designs label in the 1980’s.

As well as designing outfits for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Elizabeth’s designs have been applied on high profile fashion and homeware licensing including KipandCo x Babbarra  in 2020 and a stunning artisanal collaboration with milliner Helen Kaminski in 2024.

Languages

Burarra

Community

Maningrida

Date of birth

1972-05-31

Clan

Anbara

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Artist's designs


Past Exhibitions