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MB037463

Yawkyawk (Young Woman Spirit)

Ken Ngindjalakku Djungkidj

Ken Ngindjalakku Djungkidj

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Medium
Ochre Pigments with PVC fixative on Stringybark (Eucalyptus Tetradonta)
Size
182 x 45cm
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MB037463

Yawkyawk (Young Woman Spirit)

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Catalogue Number:
MB037463

Artist Profile

Ken is the son of Aboriginal artist Mick Kubarkku, an acclaimed artist, and he l…

Artist Profile

Artist Profile

Ken Ngindjalakku Djungkidj
Born:

1972

Language Group:

Kuninjku

Country:

West Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory

Medium:

Ochre on Bark, Screen Printing, Wood Carving

Subjects:

Namorrorddo (Spirit), Ngalyod (Female Rainbow Serpent), Birlmu (Barramundi), Yawkyawk (Young Woman Spirit), Untitled

Ken is the son of Aboriginal artist Mick Kubarkku, an acclaimed artist, and he learned to paint whilst watching his father.

COLLECTIONS
Djomi Museum, Maningrida, NT
Dr Colin and Liz Laverty Private Collection, Sydney, NSW
Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
EXHIBITIONS
2000
Kuninjku Cosmology: recent works by Mick Kubarkku and his sons, Aboriginal & Pacific Arts, Sydney, NSW
2003
The Visit, Annandale Galleries, Sydney, NSW
2005
Recent works from Maningrida, Short Street Gallery, Broome, WA
REFERENCES
Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation
(2023) Maningrida Arts & Culture, "https://maningrida.com/artist/ken-djungkidj/"

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Artist Name, Artwork Size, Medium, Title,

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Artist Name:
Ken Ngindjalakku Djungkidj
Artwork Size:
182 x 45cm
Medium:
Ochre Pigments with PVC fixative on Stringybark (Eucalyptus Tetradonta)
Title:
Yawkyawk (Young Woman Spirit)

Description

Yawkyawk is a word in the Kunwinjku/Kunwok language of Western Arnhem Land meaning 'young woman' and 'young woman spirit being'. The different groups of Kunwinjku people (one of the Eastern dialect groups call themselves Kuninjku) each have Yawkyawk mythologies, which relate to specific locations in clan estates. These mythologies are represented in bark paintings and sculptures of Yawkyawk beings. There are also a few examples of rock art images of these beings.

Located at
Mbantua Warehouse