Am-mim (Waterlily Seeds), Murrunkun (Ebony) and An-bambula (Sandpaper Fig)
- Ochre and Acrylic on Arches Paper
- Size: 38cm x 19cm
- Cat No 351-23
Joy Nabegeyo (b. 1965) is the daughter of Bilinjarra Nabegeyo and Malalwanga. Her twin sister Leonie Nabegeyo. Her Skin Name is Ngalwamud and her Dreaming is Yirridjdja. Joy now lives in Jabiru and has lived there since the late 2000s, with her husband John Lemibanda, who is also an artist with Marrawuddi. As well as fibre work, Joy is also a painter.
"I was a little girl, about 15, when I started weaving, my mother taught me. My mother taught me to collect Pandanus and colour, my big sister too. Sometimes I make dilly bags and sometimes baskets. I like weaving and I like teaching the young ones.I enjoy painting dillybags and baskets, because I like it."
Marawuddi Art and Culture is a vibrant art centre and gallery, owned and governed by the Mirarr Traditional Owners. Engaging over 500 artists from in and around Kakadu, Marrawuddi Arts & Culture showcases the culture of the Kakadu and West Arnhem region. The art centre supports artists across different disciplines such as painting, screen-printing, weaving, photography and sculpture.
Marrawuddi is the Kundjeyhmi word for White Belly Sea-Eagle, a bird commonly found around Kakadu and West Arnhem Land. Marrawuddi Arts & Culture are member of the Indigenous Art Code and ANKA (Arnhem, Northern and Kimberley Artists), the peak advocacy and support body for Aboriginal artists and Art Centres across Northern Australia.
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