Janet Marawarr

Janet Marawarr

Biography

Janet Marawarr is a senior Kuninjku artist at Babbarra Designs working with lino printing and she is renowned for her screen print designs.  Marawarr regards textile design as an opportunity to work with colour and new methods to express her djang (ancestral creation stories). In 2019 she travelled to Paris to launch the touring exhibition, Jarracharra ( Dry Season Wind) of which her work featured.

As well as her textile designs with Bábbarra Women’s Centre, Marawarr is an established bark painter with Maningrida Arts & Crafts and she works for the Maningrida Night Patrol, a community safety service.

‘I like lino, print my design and doing different way to print my lino, different colours and different way. I print lino Yawkyawk (spirit woman) and Ngaldjorlhbo (mother of Everything). This was an old lady and she create that language and the world before. I also print also Rolk (maggot), my mother design cause I’m the Djunkay (land manager) for her.’  Janet Marawarr 2020

Languages

Kune, Kuninjku

Community

Maningrida

Date of birth

1962-06-22

Fabrics for sale

Kip&Co × Bábbarra

Artist's designs


Past Exhibitions