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Born: 01/01/1982
Language: Kuninkju
Skin: Wamud
Country: Milmilingkan
Clan: Kardbam

Noah started painting after his first son was born in the early 2000s. He is the son and protege of the great Balang John Mawurndjul and Bulandjan Kay Lindjuwanga and is a member of an arts dynasty that includes grandfathers Peter Maralwanga and Anchor Kulunba, aunt Susan Marawarr, uncles Samuel Namundja (dec) and Ivan Namirrikki and sisters Semeria Wurrkidj and Anna Wurrkidj.

He is recognised for the remarkable fineness of his rarrk (crosshatching). His delicate touch creates a lightness which is further enhanced by the white base that emanates through the repetitive grids. In this exhibition he explores the themes of wak (black crow ancestor) and the sacred place dilebang, a duwa site that contains many potent ancestor spirits, including the bones of the deceased ancestors, djulng. Close to the site are waterholes where the volatile Ngalyod (rainbow serpent) resides, which the artist depicts as white circles.

Artworks By Noah Wurrkidj