Dorothy Djukulul

Dorothy Djukulul

Dorothy Djukulul

Born: 1942

Language Group: Ganalbingu

Country: Ramingining, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, Ochres on Bark, Acrylic on Arches Paper

Subjects: Yirritja, Untitled

Dorothy was born at Murrwangi near Mulgurrum, daughter of Nhulmarmar a famous bark painter. Dorothy was influenced in her art by the superintendent at her mission school who encouraged her to paint in the western style. She was also taught by her father and uncle to paint on bark using natural ochres and bush brushes, the old traditional style. Although taught by the men the stories were considered 'men's business' so were not passed onto Dorothy at the time.
Over the years Dorothy married twice, her second husband encouraging her to once again paint. As her father only had one son he was concerned for the longetivity of their tribal stories and he consulted with the elders and obtained permission to pass on the traditional sacred stories of the Ganalbingu to Dorothy. Dorothy has developed her own unique style and her artworks are much admired and sought after.
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA
Artbank, Sydney, NSW
Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide, SA
Linden Museum, Stuttgart, Germany
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT
Museum of Contemporary Art, Ramingining Collection, Sydney, NSW
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW
The Holmes à Court Collection, Perth, WA
Art of Aboriginal Australia, touring Canada, Rothmans of Pall Mall Canada Ltd, Canada
George Paton Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
Dorothy Djukulul and Djardie Ashley, Aboriginal Artist's Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
The Fifth National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT
Ramingining, Gamununggu Miyalk, women painters, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs
Women from Ramingining, a Girls Own Gallery, Canberra, ACT
Art of the Spirit, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Surfers Paradise, QLD
New Tracks Old Land, Touring USA and Australia
Prints by Ramingining Artists, Hogarth Gallery, Paddington, NSW
ARATJARA - Art of the First Australians Touring: Kunstammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Dusseldorf, Hayward Gallery in London, Louisiana Museum in the USA and Humlebaek in Denmark
The Eleventh National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT
Power of the Land - Masterpieces of Aboriginal Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
Gamanuggu Ganalbingu, Indigenart, Fremantle, WA
Yaku Yindi: Big names from Ramingining NT, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW
John Kluge - Painting the Land Collection, Virginia, USA -
AAIA Gallery
(2021) Aboriginal Fine Arts, ""
Bula'Bula Arts Aboriginal Corporation
(2023) Bula'Bula Arts Dorothy Djukulul, ""
University of Wollongong
(2023) University of Wollongong Australia, ""