KALIDJAN JANET MARAWARR
Kalidjan Janet Marawarr is a senior Kuninjku artist who predominantly works at the Babbarra Womens' Centre as a talented textile printer. She is renowned for her lino printing of intuitive repeat patterns on a range of textile surfaces. Janet regards textile design as an opportunity to work with colour and new methods to express her djang (ancestral creation stories).
It wasn't until early 2021 that Janet picked up the manyilk (Bush brush) and painted her first bark painting since the passing of her late husband, Dalngadalnga. Using the knowledge she had from assisting him with his bark paintings, she began to depict Namorrorddo, the Shooting star spirit at Mankorlod. When she is not at the women's center Lino printing or painting at home, she is working for the Maningrida Night Patrol to keep her community safe.