Don Djorlom

Born 1973

Part of a new generation of contemporary artists working at Maningrida, Don Djorlom has explored the traditional painted designs of this region and produced extremely elegant and innovative carved wooden sculptures. His authentic designs are a subtle variation on traditional practices and his hand-crafted, slender wood Mimihs and Yawk yawks are exquisitely produced. Djorlom's delicate application of earth ochres applied with remarkable precision is breathtaking and weightless. Djorlom works alongside his wife, Sonia Namarnyilk, who shares a common approach and aesthetic.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2009 26th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards, Museum and Art Gallery Northern
Territory, Darwin, NT
2008 Maningrida survey show, Short Street Gallery, Broome, WA
2005 Spirit beings and Lorrkon, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC
2005 Bark paintings and carvings from Maningrida, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW
2005 Lorrkons and spirit figures from Maningrida, Aboriginal & Pacific Art, Sydney, NSW
2004 Maningrida fibre: an exhibition of fibre sculpture, Bandigan art, Sydney, NSW
2004 Fibre and sculptures, Indigenart, Fremantle, WA
1996-1997 Dreaming: Aboriginal Art from Australia Galerie Kouwenhoven, Delft, Netherlands

Kluge Collection, Morven Estate, Charlottesville, Virgin


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