• Hand-carved bird sculpture
  • Hand-carved bird sculpture
  • Hand-carved bird sculpture

Luke Djalgarrarra

Hand-carved bird sculpture

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  • Hand-carved and hand-painted sculpture
  • 56cm x 16cm x 4cm
  • Cat No: 183-23

 Luke Djalgarrarra lives in Ngukurr community with his wife Debbie and his five young children. Luke grew up watching his father work who was a sculpture and painter on Goulburn Island. He also was taught by his his uncles on Elcho Island, also great carvers and painters. Luke started painting his own work when he was just 17, and more recently has been doing sculptures of birds and animals. His work depicts stories of country, animals and birds that he has seen out bush. What makes his work unique is the bright experimental colours and beautifully carved shapes. He loves using metallic paints, as well as leaving exposed wood on his carvings.

Luke has exhibited at the Godinymayin Yidjard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre in 2022, the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair 2020 and 2021, and at Japingka Gallery in Perth in 2016. 

Ngukurr Art Centre sits a stone’s throw from the banks of the Roper River in Ngukurr, South East Arnhem Land. The Art Centre, like the town of Ngukurr, is unique – bringing together people of many different clans and language groups including Ngalakgan, Alawa, Mangarrayi, Ngandi, Marra, Warndarrang, Nunggubuyu, Ritharrngu-Wägilak and Rembarrnga. Together these clans are known as Yugul Mangi.

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All works are packed securely to protect during shipping. All items valued over $100 are insured for damage during transit. 

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Items purchased online that are part of an exhibition will be shipped at the end of the exhibition period.