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Banduk Mamburra Wananamba Marika Banduk Mamburra Wananamba Marika i(A124805 works by)
Born: Established: 1954 Yirrkala, Gove Peninsula, East Arnhem Land, Arnhem Land, Top End, Northern Territory, ;
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal
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Banduk Mamburra Wananamba Marika Rirratjingu Elder, artist, teacher, film maker, community worker and campaigner for Indigenous cultural and intellectual property rights at Yirrkala in the Northern Territory. Her father was Mawalan Marika (q.v.) who was a highly respected Elder and artist of the Dhuwa people of Arnhem Land. Banduk Marika has showcased Aboriginal art and culture internationally and has exhibited her work in America, Indie, Egypt, Noumea and Singapore. Banduk Marika was awarded the Australia Council Red Ochre Award in 2001 for her lifetime of contributions to the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts nationally and internationally. She is also the sister of Wandjuk Marika and Dhuwarrwarr Marika (qq.v.).

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2019 recipient Order of Australia Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)

For distinguished service to the visual arts, particularly to Indigenous printmaking and bark painting, and through cultural advisory roles.

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