Luke Djalagarrarra

Luke Djalgarrarra


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Date of birth



Elcho Island

Luke lives in Ngukurr community with his wife Debbie and his five young children. Luke grew up watching his father work who was a sculpture and painter on Goulburn Island. He also was taught by his his uncles on Elcho Island, also great carvers and painters. Luke started painting his own work when he was  just 17, and more recently has been doing sculptures of birds and animals. His work depicts stories of country, animals and birds that he has seen out bush. What makes his work unique is the bright experimental colours and beautifully carved shapes. He loves using metallic paints, as well as leaving exposed wood on his carvings. Luke has exhibited at the Godinymayin Yidjard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre in 2022, the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair 2020 and 2021, and at Japingka Gallery in Perth in 2016.