Chris Black

Skin: Miyartuwi (Pandanus)
Country: Jurrupi (Jessie River)
Dance: Narringari (Magpie goose)
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Chris was born in the Milikapiti Community, where he has spent the majority of his life. He is part of a large clan, consisting of three main families, the Bush, Black & Brown which make up the majority of the Takaringuwi Clan.

Chris attended high school at Kormilda College in Darwin. On return to Milikapiti he was nurtured by his Aminayi (Grandfather) Black Joe. Chris remembers this wise old man very well. Black Joe was a great carver/artist & great spear maker and culture man who created songs for Chris, which are part of Chris’s being for life. When Chris attends ceremony with family he sings songs, Black Joe gave him. The memory of his Aminayi is the main influence of his arts practice today. Looking at old designs painted in his Grandfather’s era inspires Chris greatly & slowly he has become one of the exciting emerging artists working at Jilamara.

Known as ‘Kojak’, he is a generous, good humored, kind man who adds laughter & spirit to the artists sheds at Jilamara.

Artworks by Chris Black

Muputi (Fish) - Painting - Chris Black

Muputi (Fish)

650-18

$265

Chris Black

80 x 30cm, natural ochres on canvas
Jarrangini (buffalo) - Print - Chris Black

Jarrangini (buffalo)

596-18-1/10

$322

Chris Black

44 x 32cm (image), 56 x 38cm (paper), screenprint with woodcut
Muputi (Fish) - Painting - Chris Black

Muputi (Fish)

26-18

$288

Chris Black

60 x 60cm, natural ochres on canvas
untitled - Painting - Chris Black

untitled

597-10

$46

Chris Black

45 x 45 cm, Natural Ochres on Linen/Canvas
Tutini (Pukumani Pole) - Painting - Chris Black

Tutini (Pukumani Pole)

381-11

$46

Chris Black

45 x 45 cm, Natural Ochres on Linen/Canvas
Fish (Muputi) - Painting - Chris Black

Fish (Muputi)

113-11

$184

Chris Black

45 x 45 cm, Natural Ochres on Linen/Canvas
Jarrangini (buffalo) - Painting - Chris Black

Jarrangini (buffalo)

243-17

$58

Chris Black

45 x 45cm, natural ochre on canvas