Mawukura Jimmy NERRIMAH: artist

Not On Display

About the work

Mulgra (Mawukura) Jimmy Nerrima comes from the desert approximately five hundred kilometres south-east of Derby. His people are the Walmajarri, and his land and birthplace are both the impetus behind his paintings and the substance of his content. The desert area gives him his personal stories and his identity. Nerrimah’s life is a history of momentous change – from a transient desert existence to life as a stockman, a common transition for Indigenous people. He was a respected elder and lore/law man, and teaches this to you men in his community. His paintings contain important traditional information as well as being an informative history of Mulgra Nerrimah’s time and place. His beautiful, hypnotic paintings are extremely appealing in their use of non-traditional colours. Using synthetic polymer paint on canvas, he produces work that is intensely vibrant as he paints his Country, the land and the stories of his life.
Artist/Maker and role
Mawukura Jimmy NERRIMAH: artist
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
122.0 x 122.0 cm
Credit line
Gift of Brigitte Braun, 2017
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession number

This is one of the paintings in our collection.