Baru (Crocodile) | 46h x 27.5w (Paper size: 62.5h x 41w) | RK645
Unframed | Linocut print on archival artisan paper
Norman Nullundala Wilfred was born in Mountain Valley in 1964. He grew up in Ngukurr but walked all over this country from Ngukurr to Ngilibitji. When he was 16, he walked to Walker River and set up camp there and started looking for his country with his father. After a couple of days they found Ngilibitji. They stopped there, built a paper bark house and lived on bush food and bush medicine. It was there that Norman was taught cultural stories, and painting, by his father, using paper bark as a surface. People would fly in from Katherine to buy all their paintings. They lived in the bush right through the wet season.
In his early 20s, Norman returned to Ngukurr and has been painting and printmaking on and off ever since with the knowledge he learnt from his father.
(Please note: this linocut has a white border, the artwork is signed by artist on front within this border.)
Ngukurr Arts Centre, Ngukurr NT
Red Kangaroo Gallery, Sydney, NSW
This linocut print does not come with a photo of the artist holding the work.