Janet Kalidjan Marawarr

Janet Kalidjan Marawarr is a prolific textile design artist, an established bark painter and is a performer of cultural song and dance. Marawarr uses the methods of lino cut and screen printing to skillfully weave together narratives of cultural, spiritual and environmental significance. Her textiles have been exhibited extensively throughout Australia as well as internationally.

Marawarr is deeply connected to place and her Country and it is this connection that is reflected through all her designs. Through advocacy and the delivery of lectures and workshops she encourages other Indigenous women to develop their artistic practice and what is unique to them, their culture.

I am committed to sharing this with other First Nations women across the world.

Janet Kalidjan Marawarr

For Marawarr this cultural exchange will offer an invaluable insight into Australian First Nation’s art practices of the Northern Territory and, in Rinari, audiences will experience the synergies and integration of exhibited artworks through the dancing of cultural song cycles.

I now have an interest to learn more about Taiwanese First Nation’s peoples’ cultural dance and performance, as well as their other art forms, in particular weaving and textile production. I am also excited by the possibility of welcoming a Rinari artist back to Maningrida, to show them how the women of Maningrida work.

Janet Kalidjan Marawarr