Language Group: Eastern Kunwinjku
Country: Marrkolidjban, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory
Medium: Ochre on Bark, Ochres on Arches Paper, Hollow Logs
Subjects: Mimi Spirit, Ngalyod (Female Rainbow Serpent), Sacred Waterholes, Untitled
Ivan is the son of Peter Maralwanga, a famous Aboriginal bark painter with works found in major art galleries and museums across Australia. Ivan is the ceremonial leader of his clan and the keeper of his tribe's stories and history. He was taught to paint by his father and paints the complex crosshatching designs passed on to him.