JABARRGWA KNEEPAD WARRABADALUMBA : PAINTINGS

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Jabarrgwa Kneepad Warrabadalumba
Bark painting

Jabarrgwa Kneepad Warrabadalumba  was born around 1896 before the first Christian mission was established on Groote Eylandt in 1921, and grew to be a great bark painting artist. Very limited information about the life of this artist is available. The aim of this article is to assist readers in identifying if their a bark painting is by Jabarrgwa Kneepad Warrabadalumba by comparing  examples of his work.

If you have a Jabarrgwa  bark painting to sell please contact me. If you just want to know what your Jabarrgwa Kneepad Warrabadalumba a painting is worth to me please feel free to send me a Jpeg because I would love to see it.

 

 

Jabarrgwa  bark paintings are usually on a rectangular bark where the background is painted black. Unlike many early Elandt Groote bark painters Jabarrgwa  does not just paint a single totemic animal.  His paintings were of legend stories of the origins of his people and their land. He is one of the few early Eylandt Groote painters to often incorporate figures into his barks.

He also incorporated Totemic animals into his bark including Brolga Lizards Eagles Kangaroos and turtles.

 

Along with many other Arnhem Land Artists who did bark paintings, there is not a lot of information readily available about Jabarrgwa Kneepad Warrabadalumba  other than he was born 1896 and died in 1975. If anyone knows more information about the biography of Jabarrgwa,  please contact me as I would like to add it to this article.

Jabarrgwa Kneepad Warrabadalumba  Bark Painting Images

The following images are not a complete collection of works by the artist but give a good idea of his style and variety.
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Nandabitta Maminyamandja Bark Painting

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Nandabitta
Bark painting

Nandabitta was born before the first Christian mission was established on Groote Eylandt in 1921, and grew to be a prolific bark painting artist. Very limited information about the life of this artist is available. The aim of this article is to assist readers in identifying if their a bark painting is by Nandabitta by comparing  examples of his work

If you have a Nandabitta bark painting to sell please contact me. If you just want to know what your Nandabitta painting is worth to me please feel free to send me a Jpeg because I would love to see it.

 

 

maminyamandja Nandabitta bark paintings are usually on a rectangular bark where the background is painted black. Unlike many early Eland Groote bark painters Nandabitta does not just paint a single totemic animal.  His paintings were legend stories of the origins of Anindilyakwa people and their land, as well as historical paintings such as those about the annual visits of Macassan fishermen from Indonesia. Because many of the dreamtime stories involve the same sea animals many of them recurr in nandabittas works. These include the sawfish, Manta Ray shovel nose shark turtle crab sea snake and crocodile.

A great example of these dreamtime stories by Nandabitta is held by the National Gallery of Australia and goes as follows.  The Angurugu River on the western coast of Groote Eylandt was created by three ancestral beings, Yukurrirridangwa the Sawfish, Dumarnindangwa the Manta Ray and Manggabaramerra the Shovel-nosed Shark. These ancestors swam from Blue Mud Bay on the mainland, to the west coast of the island. Upon reaching the island the Sawfish cut a channel in the ground and freshwater gushed out of springs to fill the channel. The Shovel-nosed Shark remained in the river and transformed into a large rock above a site known as Angurugu, while its companions travelled on and finally reached Lake Angurugubira on the east coast.

 Nandabitta Maminyamandja  Bark Painting Images

The following images are not a complete collection of works by the artist but give a good idea of his style and variety.

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