Helen Lanyinwanga (Deceased)

Biography

Helen Lanyinwanga was a senior textile artist who worked with Bábbarra Designs since 2008. She depicts her strong stone country and sacred rock themes in her designs. Helen had a key role mentoring young and emerging artists. She was the mother of leading Bábbarra artists including Jennifer Wurrkidj and Deborah Wurrkidj as well as grandmother to Ruth Bindiedbal.

Helen was 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

Artist's designs


Past Exhibitions