Bobby Nganjmirra Barrdjaray





Bobby Nganjmirra


Other Spellings:  Ngaymirra, Ngainmirra, Ngainmijra, Nganjmira,
                  Ngaynmina, Badjerai, Badjarai, Bardjarai, Badjeradjai, Baderadji 
Other Names:      Barrdjaray 

Born: 			1915
Died: 			1992
Region: 		Western Arnhem Land
Community: 		Gunbalanya [Oenpelli]
Country:		Kumarrderr (Gumadeer), Marlwon
Language Bloc: 	Bininj kunwok
Language: 		Kunwinjku
Local Group (clan): 	Djalama
Social Affiliations: 	Yirritja moiety, Nawakadj subsection

Medium/ Form: 	Bark painting, rock painting, ochres on rock, ochres on bark


Collections:
Aboriginal Arts Board of the Australia Council, held by the National
Museum of Canberra.
Artbank, Sydney.
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
Australian Museum, Sydney.
Berndt Museum of Anthropology, University of Western Australia.
Campbelltown City Art Gallery, NSW.
Desert Rose Restaurant, Yulara Complex, Uluru - Kata Tjuta
National Park.
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Arnotts Collection, Sydney.
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.
The Holmes a Court Collection, Perth.
The Kelton Foundation, Santa Monica, U.S.A.


Exhibitions:
1984, The First National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum  and Art 
Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
1984/85, Kunwinjku Bim, Western Arnhem Land Paintings from the  collection 
of the Aboriginal Arts Board, National Gallery of Victoria
1985, The Second National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art 
Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
1986, The Art of the First Australians, Kobe City Museum, Japan
1986, The Third National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum  and Art 
Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
1988, Aboriginal art of the Top End, c.1935-Early 1970s, National  Gallery 
of Victoria, Melbourne
1988, Yolngu, Aboriginal cultures of north Australia, The Royal  Pavillion, 
Art Gallery & Museums, Brighton, United Kingdom.
1989, Aboriginal Art: The Continuing Tradition, National Gallery of  Australia, Canberra
1990, Balance 1990: views, visions, influences, Queensland Art  Gallery, QLD
1990, Spirit in Land, Bark Paintings from Arnhem Land, National   Gallery of Victoria
1990, The Seventh National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art 
Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin


Select Bibliography:
Aboriginal Arts Board of the Australia Council,1979, Oenpelli Bark Painting, 
Ure Smith, Sydney. (C) 

Allen, L., 1975, Time Before Morning: Art and Myth of the Australian Aborigines, 
Thomas Crowell Company, New York. 

Brody, A., 1984, Kunwinjku Bim: Western Arnhem Land Paintings from the Collection 
of the Aboriginal Arts Board, National Gallery  of Victoria, Melbourne.(C) 

Caruana, W., 1993, Aboriginal Art, Thames and Hudson, London. (C) 

Groger-Wurm, H., 1977, 'Schematisation in Aboriginal bark paintings.' In Ucko, 
P. (ed.), Form in Indigenous Art, Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, Canberra. 

Hill, M., and McLeod, N.,1984, From the Ochres of Mungo, Aboriginal Art Today, 
Dorr McLeod Publishing, West Heidleberg, Victoria. (C) 

Isaacs, J., 1984, Australia's Living Heritage, Arts of the Dreaming, Lansdowne 
Press, Sydney. (C) 

Isaacs, J., 1989, Australian Aboriginal Paintings, Weldon Publishing, New South 
Wales. 
Norton, F., 1975, Aboriginal Art, Western Australian Art Gallery Board with the 
assistance of the Aboriginal Arts Board of the Australia Council. 

Ryan, J., 1990, Spirit in Land, exhib. cat., National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. 
1990, Balance 1990: Views, Visions, Influences, exhib. cat., Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane. (C) 

Sydney Morning Herald, 12/6/1992 (Artists seek aid for legal action). 
Sydney Morning Herald, 12/6/1992 (Aboriginal art in a spin over row). 

1994, Kunwinjku Art from Injalak 1991-1992, The John W. Kluge Commission, Museum 
Arts International Pty. Ltd., North Adelaide.
 


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