Sonia Namarnyilk

DATE OF BIRTH: 3 June 1969
LANGUAGES: Kunwinjku
ANCESTOR SPIRITS: Gungura (Spiral wind)
OUTSTATION: Manmoyi
MOIETY: Yirridjdja
SUBSECTION: Ngal-kangila

Sonia Namarnyilk started working at Bábbarra Designs in 1993. An enthusiastic sewer, screen printer and lino printer, her health has prevented her working in recent years.

Born in Gunbalanya, Sonia’s fabric designs feature Yawkyawk imagery (female water spirits), turtles and barramundi. She also created art for Maningrida Arts & Culture, making prints on paper, wood carvings and woven fibre art. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2007 Maningrida Group Show, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW
2000 Bushcolour: works on paper by female artists from the Maningrida region, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Art centre, Gymea, NSW Touring Australia and USA (2001)
1999 Bushcolour: works on paper by female artists from the Maningrida region, Northern Territory University Gallery, Darwin, NT
1995 Maningrida: The Language of Weaving A.E.T.A Touring Exhibition througout Australia and New Zealand

Artworks

Mimih Spirit - 2011
Sonia Namarnyilk
  • $660.00