Organized by the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection



Artist Dates


Alternative Names

Lardjanga, Larrdjannga, Larjanga, Larrtjannga

Larrtjanŋa Ganambarr

Larrtjanŋa Ganambarr was the leader of the Ŋaymil clan. He was taught to paint by Mawalan Marika and, in 1962, contributed to the Dhuwa side of the Yirrkala Church Panels. In 1961, his work Freshwater Goannas (1960) was one of the first bark paintings acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria. He was an important ceremonial leader and established the homeland at Yangunbi.

Collections Represented

Art Gallery of Western Australia

American Museum of Natural History, New York

Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia

Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia

National Gallery of Australia

National Gallery of Victoria

Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art