This pouch features the work Untitled, by Marra artist Maureen Morrangulu Thompson.
Maureen Thompson’s highly figurative gouche paintings illustrate the artist’s conception of Country and her interest in cool colours. After moving back to Ngukurr in the late 1980s, Thompson began painting by watching Senior Ngukurr artist Willie Gudabi and his wife Moima Willie paint. These works by Thompson showcase the plants and wildlife from Alawa Country and Mara Country, where her mother and father come from respectively. These are important early works from the beginning of the Thompson’s career, which capture the extraordinary vibrancy in her work and her singular way of painting.
NGV design store has produced an exclusive collection of Australian-made homewares and accessories featuring artworks from the NGV Collection, in celebration of NAIDOC Week 2022. NAIDOC Week is an annual event that celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia.
Pouch with black lining and black zip closure
Dimensions: 20 x 14.5 cm
Made in Melbourne and designed exclusively for the NGV design store
Maureen Morrangulu Thompson
Marra c. 1936 – 2014
synthetic polymer paint on paper
37.7 x 54.1 cm (image and sheet)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
© Maureen Morrangulu Thompson, courtesy of Ngukurr Arts