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Melba Dinguwanga

Other names: Iyuna, Gunjarrwanga Wife of James Iyuna (deceased)
Dob:                     c1965
Tribe:                   Kunwinjku
Area:                     Western Arnhem Land. NT
Outstation:               Mumeka
Language Bloc:           Bininj kunwok
Language:                 Eastern Kunwinjku  
Subjects and Themes: Coil baskets, dilly bags, string bags Bark painting,
Screenprints and etchings, linocut, Wooden painted carvings

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA
Australian National University Collection
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Victoria
National Gallery of Australia

2009 Sculptures, Josh Lilley Fine Art, National Geographic Store, London, UK

2008 James Iyuna and Melba Gunjarrwanga, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2008 Gungura- The Spiraling Wind featuring Samuel Namunjdja, Annandale

            Galleries, Sydney, NSW
2008 Maningrida Survey Show, Short Street Gallery, Broome, WA
2008 Ecorces recentes de Maningrida, Galerie Luc Bertier, Paris, France
2008 Palya Art at Mary Place, Mary Place agllery, sydney, NSw
2008 Spirit in Variation Part 2, Annandale Galleries, Sydney, NSW
2007 Rarrk- london-, Bargehouse Gallery, London, UK
2007 Selected New Works from Manigrida, Maningrida Arts & Culture,, Darwin, NT
2007 Maningrida Group Show, Hogarth Galleries, sydney, NSW
2007 Bark Paintings from Maningrida, Short St Gallery, Broome, WA
2007 James Iyuan & Melba Gunjarrwanga, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2007 Lorrkon, spirit beings and fibre works, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi,, melbourne, VIC
2006 Mumeka to Milmilngkan, Drill Hall Gallery, canberra, ACT
20006 Recent Works From Maningrida, Short St Gallery, Broome, WA
2007 From the Bungalow II: Kimberley & the Top End, Johnston Gallery, Perth, WA
2006 Dream Tracks, Aboriginal Art of Arnhem Land, La Fontaine Centre of

            Contempoary Art, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
2006 Sculptures from Maningrida, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, VIC

2005 New works from Maningrida, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, UK
2005 22nd NATSIAA, MAGNT, Darwin, NT
2005 Rarrk, Raft Artspace, Darwin, NT
2005 Bark paintings and carvings from Maningrida, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW
2005 Recent Works From Maningrida, Short st. Gallery, Broome, WA
2005 Lorrkons and spirit figures from Maningrida, Aboriginal & Pacific Art, Sydney, NSW
2004 Crossing country: the alchemy of western Arnhem Land art, AGNSW, Sydney, NSW
2004 Bark painting, carvings and fibre works from Maningrida, hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW
2004 Maningrida recent works, Willam Mora Galleries, Melbourne, VIC
2004 James Iyuna & Melba Gunjarrwanga, Alcaston Gallery, melbourne, VIC
2003 Threads of Time, Burrinja Gallery, Upwey, VIC
2003 Next Generation, Willam Mora Galleries, Melbourne, VIC
2003 Bark paintings, sculpture and fibre work by Maningrida artists, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melb, VIC
2003 Dreamtime, Contemporary Aboriginal Art, Cankarjev Dom ljubljana, Slovenia
2003 Maningrida Threads, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, NSW
2000 Land mark: mirror mark, University of the NT, Darwin, NT (Touring regional centres)
1999 Bushcolour: Works on paper by female artists from the Maningrida region, NT University, Darwin
1999 Organic Forms Aboriginal and Pacific Art Gallery, Sydney

Selected Bibliography:
Stainer, L., Hall, R. Cameron, and Northern Editions. 2000. Land mark:

Mirror Mark. Darwin, NT.: Northern Editions

Melba Dinguwanga's Artworks