Mawu-gi is a Gamilaraay verb meaning: to dig, to scratch. Gamilaraay is the language of the Kamilaroi Aboriginal people of Northwest NSW. 


Mawu-gi Gamilaraay Aboriginal Art

Mawu-gi [ Brent Emerson ]

Artist - Printmaker & Painter


 Soft pastel artist. I also create as a printmaker (linoleum prints and screenprints) and I paint on canvas with acrylic (paint, impasto gel and aerosol). Much of my work comes directly from what I observe in the world around me, especially when I am on country for cultural activities, sites work, bushwalking and fishing. I am greatly influenced by my family and community and my Aboriginal and Australian heritage, connection to country and language (Gamilaraay).


Certificate III Aboriginal Cultural Arts

Certificate III Aboriginal Sites Work.


Solo Exhibitions 

2018 ‘Bright and Deadly’ Gawura Gallery, Glen Innes.

Group Exhibitions 

2018 ‘Our Plains Our Hills Our Home: A celebration of Kamilaroi art and culture’, Yaama Ganu Gallery, Moree

2018 'Regional Educators Exhibition', Inverell Art Gallery.

2017 ‘Our Languages Matter’ NAIDOC Week Exhibition: Inverell Art Gallery. 

2017 ‘Beginnings’ Ceramic Break Sculpture Park, Warialda/Bingara. 

2017 ‘Celebrating 30 Years.’ Oorala Centre, University of New England, Armidale.







Mawu-gi Art Supplies 

The Story Behind The Product

Mawu-gi (Mawu-gi Gamilaraay Aboriginal Art) has had significant issues in sourcing quality yet affordable stretched artist canvas in Australia. Our solution is to source superior materials from around the globe (India and Canada) and have our own manufactured (China) to meet our exacting needs. You can also now access and use these professional grade canvases through purchase directly from Mawu-gi (Mawu-gi Art Supplies) on Shopify.