John Mawurndjul — ARTIST






John Mawurndjul

By Sebastian Smee — SYDNEY — In early summer — winter in Australia — an exhibition that the wider world should know about opened in a museum of contemporary art situated between Sydney’s Opera House and Harbor Bridge. The artist, John Mawurndjul, is an aboriginal man with a white beard, a furrowed brow and a springy halo of white hair. Born in 1952, he currently lives in Maningrida, an indigenous community of about 2,000 people in Arnhem Land, on the continent’s north coast, facing Indonesia.

 

 

 

John Mawurndjul
Photo – artmonthly.org.au