Philip Gudthayguthay

Philip was born in 1935 in the bush at Lirrabambitj, six miles from the present location of Ramingining. At the time his clan the Liyagalawumirri lived in bark houses known as galawu.
His painting subjects reflect personal totems associated with the Wagilak story.
Philip has been a painter since the 1960’s, first at Milingimbi and later on the mainland.
His first recorded group exhibition was in 1979.
It was called Traditions and Innovations and was held at the Legislative Assembly in Darwin.
In 1983 he held a solo exhibition of his clan patterns in a prominent Sydney Gallery
The National Gallery of Australia acquired two bark paintings depicting abstracted forms of the artist’s country at Gunyungmirringa. The show was a sell out and much of the viewing public commented on the beauty of the works. Since that time, Gudthaykudthay has had a number of solo shows and many group exhibitions. Refer
Solo Exhibitions:
1983, Garry Anderson Gallery, Sydney.; 1991, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
1995, Aboriginal & South Pacific Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney;
2002, Philip Gudthaykudthay: Wititj & Wagilag Man, Karen Brown Gallery, Darwin
2003, My Art, My Country, Aboriginal & Pacific Art Gallery, Sydney
2006, Pussycat:The Sorcerer, Aboriginal & Pacific Art Gallery, Sydney
Aboriginal Art Museum, The Netherlands; Artbank, Sydney; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; Charles Darwin University, Darwin
British Museum, Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, London, UK
Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide; Ganter Myer Collection;
Kluge-Rhue Collection, University of Virginia, USA; Linden Museum, Stuttgart, Germany
Milingimbi Collection, MECA, Milingimbi Educational and Cultural Association
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin; Museum of Mankind, British Museum, London
Museum of Contemporary Art, Ramingining Collection, Sydney
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; Queensland University of Technology Art Museum, Brisbane
University of Queensland, Anthropology Museum, St Lucia.; University of Technology, Sydney.