National Museum of Women in the Arts
Daisy Manybunharrawuy
circa 1952 - present
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Photograph of Daisy Manybunharrawuy, courtesy of Milingimbi Art Centre, Milingimbi Community, Australia
Place of Birth:
Milingimbi
Nationality:
Australian
Phonetic Spelling:
Dey-zee Mahnee-bun-hahr-rah-way
Work Type/Media:
Painting, Textiles and clothing
Artistic Role(s):
Painter, Weaver
Style:
Traditional Art
Artist's Biography:
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."
Other Occupation(s):
Housekeeper
Place(s) of Residence:
Milingimbi
Ramingining
Where Trained/Schools:
Private lessons
Related Visual Artists:
daughter and student of Dawidi daughter and student of Nellie Ngarri'thun wife of Djembangu
Fellowships, grants and awards:
none
Earliest exhibition:
Spirit in Land, Bark Paintings from Arnhem Land, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia (1990)
NMWA exhibition(s):
Dreaming Their Way: Australian Aboriginal Women Painters
Artist retrospective(s):
none