Carving and weaving are Judy Manany Gurruwiwi's mediums of choice, while her art practice also spans larrakitj and bark paintings. Originally learning the skill of carving from her father, Judy now interprets her unique sensibility in carved animals and playful woven soft sculpture using locally sourced natural materials.
Born in Yirrkala in northeast Arnhem Land, Judy presides over her extended family life in Galiwin’ku on Elcho Island. Over and above her active role in local cultural affairs, Judy has travelled widely with solo and group exhibitions, most recently at Rebecca Hossack Gallery in London. Her artwork is held in numerous collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, and she is represented by Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne.