Born: Darwin, NT
LANGUAGE GROUP: Uwinymil
COMMUNITY: Wulwulam, NT
As an Aboriginal man, hunting and trading is an integral part of my culture. Being from a water-based community, much of that hunting is done on the water. Meanwhile, trading is done across country with other tribes.
As a young indegenous man, Allen was displaced at an early age and now only through art has Allen reconnected with culture. Painting has allowed Allen to reminisce and share hunting and trade stories he heard as a child, and through his re-connection with his mob on country.
Allen is married to Kerry McCarthy Madawyn and lives in Darwin.
Copyright Kate Owen Gallery May 2022