Thommo Nganjmirra


Thompson Nganjmirra

also known as Thommo Nganjmirra

Date of birth: 1954-12-06
Skin name:      Nawamud
Language:       Kunwinjku
Dreaming:       Yirridjdja
Clan:                Djalama
Dance:             Yawkyawk Djang
From:              Marlwon
Community:   Oenpelli : NT

Thommo Nganjmirra is senior artist at Injalak and a consummate draftsman, depicting the Kunwinjku natural world and its Stories with fidelity and meticulous skill. Having begun painting as a young man, his work has now developed an elegant ease that flows from his mastery of manyilk (the traditional sedge brush) and his instinctive compositional sense.

His fine linework is almost delicate at times, but overall his style is one of classic refinement and balance. With his extensive knowledge of the rock art adorning the caves of Injalak Hill, Thompson is one of Injalak’s most highly regarded tour guides. He comes from an artistic family; he is the son of Jimmy Nakurrudjilmi Nganjmirra and brother of Robin Nganjmirra. His mother is Mary Nganjmirra.


Group Exhibitions

2021 ‘Contemporary Indigenous Textiles from Australia’s Tropic Zone’, Cairns Art Gallery

2017 ‘Mayhmayh – Different Birds’, Works on paper, bark and hollow logs, Nomad Art Gallery, Darwin

2013 'Wurrkabal', Netanya Resort, Noosa QLD

2009 'Ochre and Rust', Indigenart, Perth WA

2008 'Sex Spirits & Sorcery', Mossenson Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

1998 'Dreamings', Spazio Pitti Arte, Florence, Italy


Artbank, Sydney Australian Museum, Sydney

Museum of Contemporary Art, Arnotts Collections, Sydney

Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra

The Kelton Foundation, Santa Monica, U.S.A.

National Museum of Australia Bark Painting Collection, Canberra, Australia



Yingarna - Creation Mother - 2016
Thommo Nganjmirra
  • $3,300.00