Wukun Wanambi is an award winning Yolŋu artist and senior Marrakulu clan leader.
Wukun works through traditional Yolŋu mediums as well as being a prolific digital artist. Wukun’s artwork depicting the ceremonial waters of his ancestral homeland Gurka’wuy reside in major institutional and private collections throughout the world.
Wukun’s opening NFT series is a highly detailed photogrammetry scan of his bark painting on loan to The Yirrkala Museum.
This 3D digital replica has been segmented into allotments creating 81 unique NFT artworks. A portion of the sale of these NFTs will be allocated to acquiring the original physical artwork and permanently accessioning it into the Yirrkala Museum’s public collection.
2021 art Karlsruhe 2021 – ARTKELCH @ art Karlsruhe 2021, Karlsruhe, Germany
2019 Water – QAGOMA
2019 Wanambi – Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Sydney
2019 NIRIN – 22nd Biennale of Sydney – Art gallery of NSW, Sydney
2019 Gurrutu – Tarnanthi 2019 – Art Gallery of South Australia
2018 Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression – Touring Exhibition – Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Caboolture, QLD
2018 Minytji – Essence of the Land – Aboriginal Signature Estrangin Gallery, Bruxelles, Belgium
2018 35th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards-Finalist – Museum and Art Gallery of the
Northern Territory (MAGNT), NT
2017 Wynne Prize 2017 – Art Gallery of New South Wales
2016 Wukun Wanambi – Trial Bay – Hanging Valley, Second Space Gallery, Melbourne VIC
2016 Tradition & Innovation – Paris Parcours des Mondes 2016-Aboriginal Signature • Estrangin Gallery
2016 Endless Circulation, TarraWarra Biennial 2016 – Tarrawarra Museum of Art, VIC
2016 32nd Telstra National Aboriginal
2016 Wukun Wanambi Trial Bay Gurkawuy – Redot Gallery, Singapore
2013 FOUND – Annandale Galleries,
2013 Finalist – Western Australian Art Awards – Art Gallery of Western Australia, WA
2013 Prized – Nomad Art, Darwin
2006 23rd National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award – Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
(MAGNT), Darwin NT
2018 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, Darwin NT – Winner – Wandjuk Marika 3D Award
2010 Telstra NATSIAA – Winner Wandjuk Marika 3D Award
2007 TOGA, NT Contemporary Art Award exhibition – Winner, Peoples Choice Award
2006 TOGA, NT Contemporary Art Award exhibition – selected finalist
Museum Fünf Kontinente in Munich, Germany; Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin NT. National Maritime Museum, Saltwater Collection. Darling Harbour, Sydney NSW, Kerry Stokes Collection, Perth WA; Northern Territory Supreme Court Art Collection, Darwin NT; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide SA; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra ACT; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney NSW; Holmes a Court Collection, Perth WA; Artbank, Sydney NSW; Manly Regional Gallery, Manly NSW; Musee de Lyon, Lyon France; The Laverty Collection, Sydney NSW; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney NSW; Charles Darwin University Art Collection; Sammlung Klein, Eberdingen-Nussdorf, Germany; Museum Kunstwerk, Germany; Museum Five Continents, Munich; Fondation Opale, Switzerland.