Walbidi and Solenne Ducos-Lamotte

A few words on Daniel Walbidi’s work

On Sunday, 24 March 2013 the auction sale of the Laverty Collection was held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, following its previews in London, New York and Melbourne. The selected works included two of Daniel Walbidi’s paintings, Winpa (2007) and Winpa (2010), which both sold highly successfully. Daniel Walbidi is a prominent young desert painter from Bidyadanga, on the north-western coast of Australia who depicts the Dreaming stories with the desert landscape throughout his paintings. His early paintings are panoramas of his Country seen from a distance, but in 2007, after flying over his father’s Country, the evolution that this experience produced in his style brought him wider recognition. Walbidi now introduced aligned blocks of colours in his compositions. In Winpa (2007) and Winpa (2010) for instance, the blocks represent the different layers of information held in the Country. Daniel Walbidi is one of the 2013 Wynne Prize finalists and is a highly regarded contemporary artist in the Australian art scene.


‘Victoria Souliman, student at the Université Paris 7 – Denis Diderot, currently finishing her Masters in Art and Visual culture. Her research focuses on the visual imagery of the Australian landscape. Victoria is also a French Tutor at the University of Sydney.’