Ivan Namirrkki

Born in 1961.

Residing in the community of Maningrida, in central Arnhem Land, Ivan is now regarded as one of the foremost artists of the Kunwinjku tribe.
He has reached the level of fame accorded to his father, who painstakingly taught him how to paint the complex designs of crosshatching, (rarrk), appearing on the bodies of the creatures he depicts, using the brilliant colours which belong to the clan. The ochres are found in secret deposits in the ground, the white colour comes from a clay site in the bush, and black is charcoal from camp fires.