WagilakDate of birth
Ngukurr : NT
Since 2003, artist Wally Wilfred has been associated with Ngukurr Art Centre, developing a unique style that brings together traditional techniques with bold and contemporary use of colour. Continuing in the footsteps of his grandfather Sambo (Djambo) Barra Barra Wally’s work explores traditional and present day culture with history and storytelling.
More recently Wally has been developing his skills as a sculptor working with wood and found objects. Wally’s sculptures continue in the same trajectory as his paintings. They tell story’s, sometimes-about culture, sometimes about the effect the Manunga (white fella) have had on his people and country.