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Autumnal Colours - Birlmu or Namarnkorl (Barramundi)
Autumnal Colours - Birlmu or Namarnkorl (Barramundi)
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Autumnal Colours - Birlmu or Namarnkorl (Barramundi)

Regular price $725.00

Birlmu or Namarnkorl (Barramundi) by Samantha Malkudja of Maningrida Arts and Culture.

Autumnal Colours showcases the exquisite beauty of the changing of the seasons and the colours of our natural landscapes as captured by artists who share their interpretations across the mediums of ceramics, glass, jewellery, metal and textiles.


Samantha Malkadja learned to weave from her mother Frewa Bardaluna, a master fibre artist who had numerous exhibitions with leading Australian commercial galleries.  Samantha’s work is distinguished by her soft tonal range, strong sense of design and intricate technique. Samantha makes panels and 2D sculptures which depict local fish and animal species and often yawkyawks, female water spirits.

Samantha predominately uses gun-menama (pandanus spiralis) in her works. To prepare the pandanus the inner leaves of the plant are collected using a hook. Each V-shaped leaf is first split in half along its spine. After removing the sharp spines, the two surfaces of the leaf are then split away from other. After this preparation, the pandanus is boiled in a billycan with plant materials to dye the fibre. Like her contemporaries, Alison only uses natural dyes and achieves enormous variation.

Maningrida Arts & Culture is a pre-eminent site of contemporary cultural expression and art-making, abundant with highly collectable art and emerging talent. Established in 1973 and based in Arnhem Land, Australia. 


Dimensions: H 300 x W 1000mm

Materials: Pandanus and Natural Dyes

Due to the handmade nature of the products dimensions may vary on individual pieces.

Purchases from our shops directly support individual artists as well as our unique exhibition and training programs.

Handmade in Australia.