Jennifer Wurrkidj

Biography

Jennifer Wurrkidj is a highly regarded textile artist who has been working at Bábbarra Designs since 2007. Her print designs often feature bush foods and food-collecting and reference the activities of ancestor beings and the ceremonial sites of her homeland, Mumeka.

Jennifer works at Bábbarra Women’s Centre alongside other members of her family who are also accomplished artists: her mother, Helen Lanyinwanga, and sister Deborah Wurrkidj. She is a daughter of Australia’s most highly acclaimed bark painter, John Mawurndjul, and she is renowned, in her own right, for her bark paintings, hollow logs and carved sculptures. Jennifer’s artwork has been exhibited throughout Australia and her textile art is in the collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Languages

Kuninjku

Ancestor spirits

Dadbe (King brown snake), Djimarr (Black crow), Buluwana (woman spirit being)

Outstation

Mumeka

Moiety

Duwa

Subsection

Kamanj

Date of birth

1973

Fabrics for sale

Artist's designs