circa 1952 - present
Photograph of Daisy Manybunharrawuy, courtesy of Milingimbi Art Centre, Milingimbi Community, Australia
Place of Birth:
Painting, Textiles and clothing
Daisy Manybunharrawuy is among the few Aboriginal women artists who were taught early on by their fathers. She once said, "I was born and lived at Ngarrawundhu at Milingimbi...I still kept going at bark painting after I married Djembangu. My father used to tell me a story from the painting. My families were happy with that--all those old people...I use white clay from the beach; black from the tree from the bush; red and yellow from the beach."
Place(s) of Residence:
Related Visual Artists:
daughter and student of Dawidi
daughter and student of Nellie Ngarri'thun
wife of Djembangu
Fellowships, grants and awards:
Spirit in Land, Bark Paintings from Arnhem Land, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia (1990)
Dreaming Their Way: Australian Aboriginal Women Painters
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