• Artist: Joe Guymala
  • Art Centre: Injalak Arts
  • Region: Arnhem Land

Artwork Story

Joe Guymala is the grandson of Namerredje Guymala and his work expresses the same indivduality as his grandfathers. He lives and works from Manmoyi, his outstation in Western Arnhemland. He has toured as a lead guitarist with Nabarlek Band and Mimih Band and helped to write many songs with his deep knowledge of traditional song and culture. His love for ancient rock art in and around his homeland at Manmoyi has inspired his work and lead to his unique and contemporary style.

Joe works exclusively in natural ochre’s with ‘Manyilk’ a thin grass brush to apply line after line, layer after layer to produce one of Arnhemlands most exciting and individual styles.