Marilyn James


Marilyn is an emerging artist with deep knowledge of culture & country which she brings into textiles and her design story. Marilyn is also a integral member of the Bábbarra Women’s Centre Supervisor team and multitasks in all areas of the studio from retail, printing and designing.

Marilyn has represented Babbarra on her recent trip to Adelaide for tarnanthi art fair which she enjoyed.

Marilyn first design depicts the story of funeral logs (Lorrkon).

‘This the story of my great great grandfather and grandmother who were bark painters and Lorrkon painters. I remember to make this design and tell my story’

Marilyn has children and grandchildren all of whom live with her in Manayingkarírra (Maningrida), which is where she was born.



Ancestor spirits

Stingray with sharp back




Ngal-kodjok (wamudjan)

Fabrics for sale