About Edwin Lee Mulligan | States of Poetry WA - Series Two

Edwin Mulligan States of Poetry Series 2Poet and painter Edwin Lee Mulligan was born in Derby in 1980. He is also known by his traditional name, Warrda Lumbadij Bundajarrdi. He grew up in Yakanarra and now resides in Noonkanbah in the central Kimberley and in Broome. His grandfather Jimmy Pike is a well-known Walmajarri artist and is the reason why Mulligan embarked on a career in the arts. Mulligan’s work has been exhibited in New York, Melbourne, Berlin, Rotterdam, and Perth. Edwin joined Marrugeku for the dance theatre production of Cut the Sky (2015), for which his poems in ABR’s States of Poetry anthology were commissioned. Edwin’s work was selected to feature on specially made WA police uniforms and police vehicle wraps as part of 2017 NAIDOC Week celebrations. Recently Edwin received the Shinju Matsuri 2017 Aboriginal Art Award for his ‘Seasons – Sharing Country’ work.

Poems

'Blanket story'

'Crocodile'

'Dungkabah'

'Jimadilung'

'Sun Poem'

Further Reading and Links

Edwin Lee Mulligan's Associate Artist profile on Marrugeku

Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency profile

'Dreamcatcher'  by Alex Smee from I Am An Artist. I Come From The Bush Series 1, ABC Open