Janet Marawarr

Biography

Janet is a senior Kuninjku artist at Babbarra Designs working with lino tiles and screen print designs. She is part of a new movement at Babbarra where artists are cutting out symbols and printing in a free form placement on a range of textile surfaces. Janet regards textile design as an opportunity to work with colour and new methods to express her djang (ancestral creator stories).

‘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

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

Languages

Kuninjku, Kune

Ancestor spirits

Mandjurlukkurn (Wild black berries), Dadbe (King brown snake)

Outstation

Mumeka

Moiety

Duwa

Subsection

Kalidjan

Date of birth

1962

Fabrics for sale

Kip&Co × Bábbarra

Artist's designs


Past Exhibitions