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Artist Profile

David Lans Mudgedell

Born
1982

Location
Derby

Skin
Tjungurrayi

Language
English

Biography

David learnt to paint in his formative years by watching his Grandmother Mati Mudgedell (deceased). He was a keen listener and throughout his life listened to the elders telling ancestral stories about his traditional country. He started painting in 2001 where he depicted his Tjukurrpa in a traditional style. He didn’t paint his next painting until 2008 in a contemporized style using line and a minimal palette of two colours.

David grew up in Broome and attended Saint Mary’s State School where he excelled in arts and sport.

He now lives in Balgo and is also a skilled film editor, script writer, director  and camera person, committed to the corporation’s cultural documentation project and The Motikar Project. Currently David is concentrating on writing and producing indigenous conceptual films, documentaries and community projects.

FILMS

Car-Trouble, 2009, Warlayirti Productions

AWARDS

Winner of NITV awards for best drama for the short film, "Car Troubles" 2010

EXHIBITIONS

2010     Balgo Survey, ReDot Gallery, Singapore    
2008Wirrimanu: Aboriginal Art from Balgo, Outstation, Darwin, NT
2008Balgo Survey, Gallery Gabrielle Pizza, Melbourne,
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Mediums
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Contact

Warlayirti Artists

T: +61 8 9168 8960
F: +61 8 9168 8889
admin@balgoart.org.au

Warlayirti Culture Centre

T: +61 8 9168 8152
F: +61 8 9168 8159
culture@balgoart.org.au

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Via Halls Creek
Western Australian
Australia, 6770