aboriginal artist: Susan Marawarr

Susan Marawarr was born in 1967. She is one of the leading female artists working for Maningrida Arts and Culture today, which is not surprising given her family connections. Marawarr is the daughter of Anchor Kulunba and Mary Marabamba and the sister of John Mawurndjul, Jimmy Njiminjuma and James Iyuna. Marawarr is an accomplished printmaker, sculptor, weaver and bark painter. Marawarr toured the United States with the exhibition Bush Colour promoting the work of female printmakers as well as supervising bark painting workshops. In 2000, she collaborated with the Waanyi Judy Watson in the development of Watson’s public art commission of fish fences and dilly bags cast in bronze for Sydney International Airport.