Helen Lanyinwanga

Biography

Helen Lanyinwanga is a senior textile artist who has been working with Bábbarra Designs since 2008. She often depicts her strong stone country and sacred rock themes in her designs. Helen has a key role mentoring young and emerging artists, and she is mother to leading Bábbarra artists including Jennifer Wurrkidj and Deborah Wurrkidj, and grandmother to Ruth Bindiedbal.

Helen is also an accomplished artist in other mediums, notably basket weavings and prints on paper, for which she is represented by Maningrida Arts & Culture. Her artwork has toured the United States and been exhibited throughout Australia, and her textile art is in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia.

Alternative name spellings

Lanyiwanga, Lanjingwanga

Languages

Kuninjku

Ancestor spirits

Djaddi (Brown frog), Yawkyawk (female water spirits)

Outstation

Barrihdjowkkeng

Moiety

Yirridjdja

Subsection

Ngarridjdjan

Date of birth

1954

Fabrics for sale

Artist's designs