Karritpul Portrait

Photo: Marie Falcinella


Kieren Karritpul is a Ngen'gi wumirri artist from Nauiyu Nambiyu, Daly River. Karritpul comes from a long line of recognised artists, with his mother, older brother and aunties all engaged in active arts practice. Working across the mediums of painting and textile design, Karritpul's depictions of traditional weavings, fish nets and stories of country honour his ancestors and their teachings and demonstrate the way he maintains these strong cultural connections in daily life.

In 2014, Karritpul won the Youth Award at the prestigious 31st Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards. His artwork is in the collections of National Gallery of Australia, Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory and the Museum of Cultural History, Norway. He is a rising star of Merrepen Arts.



2015 32nd Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, MAGNT, Darwin NT

2015 Woven Lines, Nomad Art, Darwin NT

2014 31st Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, MAGNT, Darwin NT

2014 Karritpul, Nomad Art, Darwin NT

2013 Fresh: Emerging Talents of Indigenous Art , McCulloch & McCulloch @ SALT Contemporary, Queenscliff VIC

2011 Manresa Gallery, San FranciscoUSA  

2011 Museum of Cultural History, Oslo, Norway

2001-2015 Merrepen Arts Festival, Nauiyu Daly River NT



National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory, Darwin

Museum of Cultural History, Norway

Alan and Maria Myers QC



'Kieren Karritpul: the new power' by Maurice O'Riordan, Textile Fibre Forum, Issue 118 2015, p.24-25

Kieren Karritpul: Woven Lines, Nomad Art exhibition catalogue 2015


Fish Net 2013

Coolamon 2013

Yerrgi 2014