Maath Maralngurra Australian, Kunwinku, b. 1986
As a young man Maath lived and worked at Kabulwarnamyo, his motherscountry, where hewas involved in the Wardekken Ranger group which plays an integral role in the management ofcountry in Western Arnhem Land. This inmate experience of country and the natural world isreflected in his work, which continues and developsthe tradition of his late grandfather, LotiyBardayal Nadjamerrek.In 2009 he was part of a group exhibitiontitled '30 Under 30: A New Generation of IndigenousArt' at Indigenart in Melbourne and Subiaco. In December 2010 he was commissioned to paintawall painng for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney as part of exhibition BardayalNadjamerrek AO (along with other members of his family).Maath's style combines bold shapes with extremely finerarrk(hatching). His style is instantlyrecognisable, while still firmly within the rock art tradition that his country of Kabulwarnamyo is famous for.