David Malangi, who began painting in the early 1960’s, played a vital role in the development of the contemporary Aboriginal art movement and became, during his lifetime, one of the great inspirational figures of Arnhem Land art. While, for many older Australians, he is best known for the image that featured on the now defunct one-dollar note, he was also a travelling ambassador for his country and his people and achieved world wide recognition for his innovative yet deeply tradition-based bark paintings.
Bula Bula Arts, Ramingining, N.T
Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, NSW
Exhibited: AIAM.com Launch, Coo-ee Gallery, 2010.