Daniel was born in Yirrkala and grew up as a young boy at his family’s homeland of Rurrangala in North East Arnhemland.
Daniel’s father Dula Ngurruwuthun was an accomplished painter and has works in national institutions such as the NGA. His father taught him about many of the images and styles and processes in making works, and now Daniel feels strongly about continuing to share and paint these images.
Daniel also enjoys carving and is quickly building his skills as a sculptor as well as didgeridoo maker. He now lives in Angurugu with his wife and two children.