NAIDOC WEEK 5-12 JULY 2020

Robyn Djunginy

2011
Artist of the Year

Robyn Djunginy is a proud Yolngu woman and a respected elder. As an acclaimed fibre artist and painter she has participated in significant exhibitions nationally and internationally for two decades.Robyn maintains an open mind in her search for new forms and symbols to express the ancient wisdom of her Yolngu culture through art.

Her inspiration for her renowned fibre bottle forms and paintings comes from Italian Chianti bottles. She says, “I was inspired by the shape…My bottles represent happy times and celebrations for black and white people the same.”

A board member of the Bula’Bula Arts Aboriginal Corporation, Robyn is currently working to develop a number of projects that will have significant impact on contemporary art in Australia and provide a platform for cultural exchange.

For Robyn, there is no division between her life and her art – they are one.