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Djalama clan, Kunwinjku language, Yirridjdja moiety

January Nangunyari Namiridali
January Nangunyari Namiridali. Photo: JA Davidson

About 1901–1972

Nangunyari Namiridali was one of the group of artists on Minjilang (Croker Island) during the 1960s that included Yirawala, Jimmy Midjawmidjaw (1897–about 1985) and Paddy Compass Namatbara. Their work was collected by Dorothy Bennett, Karel Kupka, Ronald and Catherine Berndt, and Louis A Allen.

Nangunyari Namiridali’s paintings are held in several major public collections in Australia, and in collections in Paris, Geneva, Basel and Los Angeles, and at the University of Virginia.

His paintings have featured in Art of the Dreamtime, Tokyo, in 1966; the Allen Collection at the de Young Museum in San Francisco in 1974; and The Continuing Tradition at the National Gallery of Australia in 1989.

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