• Spear
  • Spear

Leanne Lippo & Joshua Mamarika


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  • Wood Carving, stone tip
  • Dimensions: 208cm
  • Cat No. 1964-22

Leanne Lippo & Joshua Mamarika collect wood together, they bend spears over fire to make them straight, help each other by stripping, bending, and carving the wood into spears. Leanne paints the spears and Josh does the cutting and carving. Joshua, a Warnumamalya man from Groote Eylandt and Leanne a Kenbi woman met on Groote Eylandt over thirty years ago. Marrawudi Art Centre in Jabiru are lucky enough see Joshua and Leanne regularly, with their family frequently staying with their extended Mirarr family at Djirrbiyak Outstation in Kakadu.

Marrawuddi Arts and Culture is a beautiful Community Arts Centre located in the repurposed Jabiru Bakery in the heart of the World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park. The stunningly renovated building, which welcomes dozens of visitors daily, features a vibrant working space for artists use as well as a beautiful exhibition area and delicious coffee. Tourists are encouraged to spend time with artists and learn about the beautiful artworks available for purchase. The quality of artworks for sale at Marrawuddi is exceptional and all stock is created by artists living in or around the Kakadu and wider West Arnhem region. The strength of the ancient, evolving and continuing Kakadu and West Arnhem culture is clear at Marrawuddi. Staff support artists through regular bush trips collecting traditional materials as well as through workshops for new skill development such as screen-printing. Marrawuddi is seen by many as a flagship signalling Jabiru’s positive future as the town undergoes its Mirarr-led transition from mining town to regional service hub and tourism centre. Marrawuddi is owned and governed by Mirarr Traditional Owners through their organisation Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation and all proceeds from Marrawuddi are used in Gundjeihmi’s community work.

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