1941 - 2011
Social Affiliations : Yirritja moiety, Gutjan subsection
Judy Baypungala was married to senior artist and clan leader Dr David Daymirringu and lived at Yathalamara outstation at this time. She employs several techniques in her weaving of pandanus fibre mats, one of the most spectacular is a sunburst of spiral rays. Her dilly bags also show infinite variations of colour and weave used by this very skilled and talented artist.
Judy Baypungala is also one of the few weavers left in the Ramingining area to weave miwana dilly bags, made from sedge grass collected from the edges of the Yathalamara billabong.
In 2002 one of her stunning pandanus mats was acquired from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards by the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory in Darwin. In 2004, Judy Baypungala received a special mention for her pandanus mat in the 21st Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award.
Finalist - 2006 Memento Australia Awards
Select Group Exhibitions:
1984, Objects & Representations from Ramingining, Power Institute [now MCA], Sydney
1986, Ramingining Art Exhibition, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, NT
1993, Buyu Djama, Pandanus Weaving from Arnhem Land, Canberra School of Art Gallery, ACT
1994, Buyu Djama, Pandanus Weaving from Arnhem Land, Adelaide Fringe Festival, National Trust of South Australia
1994, The Eleventh National Aboriginal Art Award , Museum and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, Darwin
1996, Bula’Bula Arts, Ramingining, Anima Gallery, Adelaide
1996, Objects from the Dreaming: Aboriginal Decorated and Woven Objects, incorporating the Maude Vizard-Wholohan Purchase Awards, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
1997, Australian Perspecta, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2000, Yolngu Science: Objects and Representations from Ramingining, MCA, Sydney
2000, Keeping Culture: Aboriginal art to keeping places and cultural centres, National Gallery of Australia touring exhibition, to 11 art centres
2001, The Native Born: Objects and Representations from Ramingining, Sprengel Museum, Hannover
2002, Ramingining, Arte aborigen australiano de la Tierra de Arnhem, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
2002, The Native Born: Objects and Representations from Ramingining, Palacio de Velazquez, Parque del Retiro, Madrid
2002, The Ninteenth National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, Museum and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, Darwin
2003, Out of the Dilly Bag, Bright!, St Kilda, Victoria
2003, Guridji Djama, Thornquest Gallery, Southport, QLD
2003, Sydney Aboriginal & Oceanic Art Fair, Circular Quay, Sydney
2003, 20th National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
2003, Forms in Fibre, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne
2003, Bula’bula Arts at the Virginia Fringe Film Festival, Virginia, USA
2003, Animals & Spirits, Alison Kelly Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
2003, The Native Born: Contemporary Aboriginal Art from Ramingining, Australia, Asia Society Museum, New York, USA
2003, The Native Born: Contemporary Aboriginal Art from Ramingining, Australia, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Taipei, Taiwan
2004, Buyu: Weaving from Ramingining, Budds Beach Gallery, Surfers Paradise, Qld
2004, Artists from Ramingining, Framed Gallery, Darwin
2004, 21st National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
2004, Blak Insights, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
2004, Ramingining Artists, Tandanya, National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide
2004, Ramingining Rom: Paintings and Objects from Bulabula Arts Aboriginal Corporation, Central Arnhem Land, Fremantle Arts Centre, Western Australia
2004, Bulabula Artists Mala, Bandigan Arts, Sydney
2004, Milan Craft Fair: L’artigiano in Fierra, Italy
2005, Woven Forms, Object Gallery, Sydney and touring Australia
2005, 22nd National Aboriginal & Torres Stait Islander Art Award (NATSIAA), Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
2005, Yaku Yindi: Big Names from Ramingining, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW
2005, Pandanus to Paper, Northern Editions, Charles Darwin University, Darwin
2006, Bula’bula Arts in 3D, Gallerie Australis, Adelaide
2006, Recently Ramingining, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney
2006, Out of the Dilly Bag and into the Canoe, Brightspace! St Kilda
2006, Gunga Dhawu (Pandanus story), Territory Craft, Darwin
2006, Our Home: Charles Darwin University Art Collection recent acquisitions, Charles Darwin University, Darwin
2007, Rascals of Ramingining, Brightspace!, St Kilda, Vic
2007, Woven Forms: Contemporary Basket Making in Australia, Museum of Brisbane, Qld
2007, Palya Art In Melbourne, (Helen Read), Kew, Vic
2009, Floating Life: Contemporary Aboriginal Fibre Art, Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Qld
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Museum and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, Darwin
Museum of Contemporary Art, Ramingining Collection, Sydney.
Museum of Victoria, Melbourne.
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
Queensland Art Gallery.
Hanby, L., 1993, 'Buyu Djama,' Periphery 17, 22-23.
Jenkins, Susan (ed.), 2004, No Ordinary Place: The Art of David Malangi, National Gallery of Australia.
Mundine, Djon, 2001, The Native Born: Objects and Representations from Ramingining, Arnhem Land, MCA & Bula’bula Arts
Parkes, Brian, 2005, Woven Forms: Contemporary Basket Making in Australia, Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design, Sydney, exhib. cat.
Tamworth Regional Gallery, 2004, A Matter of Time:16th Tamworth Fibre Textile Biennial, exhib. cat., Tamworth Regional Gallery, NSW
Tweedie, P., 1985, This My Country, A View of Arnhem Land, William Collins Pty Ltd, Sydney.
2007, Home Beautiful, October issue - Fish Trap featured in interior design section, page 90.
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