Norman Wilfred

Artworks

Biography

Date of birth

1966-05-10

Norman Nullundala Wilfred was born in Mountain Valley in 1964. He grew up in Ngukurr but walked all over this country from Ngukurr to Ngilibitji. When he was 16, he walked to Walker River and set up camp there and started looking for his country with his father. After a couple of days they found Ngilibitji. They stopped there, built a paper bark house and lived on bush food and bush medicine. It was there that Norman was taught painting from his father, using paper bark as a surface. People would fly in from Katherine to buy all their paintings. They lived in the bush right through the wet season.

In his early 20s, Norman returned to Ngukurr and has been painting on and off ever since with the knowledge he learnt from his father.