John Mawurndjul

b.1952

John Mawurndjul was born in 1952 near Mumeka, Mann River, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. A member of the Kuninjku people of Western Arnhem Land, he lives and works at Milmilngkan and Maningrida, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. Since his first exhibition in 1982 John Mawurndjul has become one of Australia’s most widely recognised artists; his works have been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Sydney, New York, Paris and Japan. In 2003 he won first prize in the prestigious Clemenger Contemporary Art Award at the National Gallery of Victoria, and in 2005 his work was the subject of a major survey at the Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland. John Mawurndjul is one of eight artists whose work is now part of the largest international commission of contemporary Indigenous art from Australia at the Musée du quai Branly, Paris.

Works by John Mawurndjul

– In the MCA Collection online

Related Exhibitions

Volume One: MCA Collection

– Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) 2012

Great Collections

– Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown City Art Gallery 2008

rarrk - John Mawurndjul: Journey in Northern Australia

– Museum Tinguely 2005

MCA Collection: New Acquisitions in Context

– Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) 2005
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Maningrida Threads: Aboriginal Art from the MCA Collection

– Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) 2003

MCA Unpacked

– Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) 2001

12th Biennale of Sydney

– Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) 2000

MCA Aboriginal Art: Fine Lines: works of ornamentation and design by Maningrida Artists

– Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) 1999

MCA Aboriginal Art: The Maningrida Collection

– Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) 1994

Aratjara - Australian Aboriginal Art

– Louisiana Museum of Modern Art 1994

Aratjara - Australian Aboriginal Art

– Hayward Gallery 1993

Aratjara - Australian Aboriginal Art

– Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen 1993

– View also

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