Wawurritjpal

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Artwork Wawurritjpal
bark

H: 79cm W: 25cm

This bark is covered with the characteristic fish which provided some of the detail of the artist’s fathers award winning earlier works. read more

Djayku'

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Artwork Djayku'
bark

H: 75cm W: 45cm

This painting represents a billabong on Dhalwau clan land at Gångan. read more

Djapu Gapu

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Artwork Djapu Gapu
bark

H: 55cm W: 33cm

Baraltja

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Artwork Baraltja
bark

H: 165cm W: 55cm

Late 2006 saw the first incised bark painting come into Buku-Larrnggay. read more

Minhala

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Artwork Minhala
bark

H: 0cm W: 0cm

The waters of Gä]ga] are considered sacred as it was where the Ancestral Beings that shaped the Yirritja universe first took council. read more

Baru

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Artwork Baru
bark

H: 65cm W: 30cm

Nyapanyapa’s work is more valued for the spontanaeity and texture of her hand. read more

Yanawal

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Artwork Yanawal
bark

H: 0cm W: 0cm

This painting is about Wuyal, the ancestral sugarbag man, an important ancestor of the Marrakulu clan of North East Arnhem Land. read more

Yathikpa

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Artwork Yathikpa
larrakitj

H: 115cm W: 0cm

This painting is set in the ocean waters in the Yathikpa region, near Blue Mud Bay. read more

Rulyapa ga Mutdjalandjal

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Artwork Rulyapa ga Mutdjalandjal
bark

H: 0cm W: 0cm

This miny’tji represents Rulyapa, the rough saltwater country between Nhulunbuy and the large island of Dhambaliya, ballooning up from the secret depths, around the sacred rock Manhala, which can be a manifestation of Daymirri. read more

Gangan

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Artwork Gangan
larrakitj

H: 226cm W: 0cm

Dhalwau totems Wurran the diver bird and Minhala the long neck turtle have been painted on a body of freshwater from Gånga] (diamonds). read more

Wild Apple

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Artwork Wild Apple
bark

H: 89cm W: 69cm

Nyapanyapa’s work has been more valued for the spontanaeity and texture of her hand. read more

Baraltja

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Artwork Baraltja
bark

H: 0cm W: 0cm

There are actually two separate sacred areas of saltwater and associated coast depicted in this work by senior madarrpa elder Marrirra, a son of legendary warrior, Mundukul. read more

Buyku

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Artwork Buyku
bark

H: 203cm W: 56cm

Late 2006 saw the first incised bark painting come into Buku-Larrnggay. read more

Lulumu

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Artwork Lulumu
bark

H: 139cm W: 55cm

The Madarrpa travelled to live permanently at Båniyala, clan land north on Blue Mud Bay under the direction of clan leader and father to the artist, Wakuthi. read more

Buyku

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Artwork Buyku
bark

H: 141cm W: 36cm

Paintings of this nature have multiple layers of metaphor and meaning which give lessons about the connections between an individual and specific pieces of country (both land and sea), as well as the connections between various clans but also explaining the forces that act upon and within the environment and the mechanics of a spirit’s path through existence. read more

Dhuruputjpi

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Artwork Dhuruputjpi
bark

H: 98cm W: 58cm

This painting depicts country around the artists homeland of Dhuruputjpi. read more

Dhakandjali

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Artwork Dhakandjali
larrakitj

H: 263cm W: 0cm

Dhakandjali is the name for this burial pole. Its other name can be Dhupundji. read more

Yanawal

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Artwork Yanawal
bark

H: 161cm W: 70cm

This painting is about Wuyal, the ancestral sugarbag man, an important ancestor of the Marrakulu clan of North East Arnhem Land. read more

Bamurruu

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Artwork Bamurruu
bark

H: 193cm W: 58cm

Bamurruu is a monolithic rock standing in the mouth of Trial Bay submerged within its waters. read more

Rulyapa

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Artwork Rulyapa
bark

H: 193cm W: 47cm

This miny’tji represents Rulyapa, the rough saltwater country between Nhulunbuy and the large island of Dhambaliya, ballooning up from the secret depths, around the sacred rock Manhala, which can be a manifestation of Daymirri. read more

Mokuy

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Artwork Mokuy

H: 202cm W: 0cm

The artist says about this work; “The mokuy or nanuk (spirits) come in together, Dhuwa and Yirritja to the sacred ground called Balambala, past Gangan, the other side for all the mokuy to get together. read more

Events at Yathikpa

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Artwork Events at Yathikpa
bark

H: 274cm W: 68cm

Two Ancestral beings Burrak and Garramatji of the ancient Yirritja took to sea in their dugout canoe from the Blue Mud Bay coastline from Yathikpa to hunt. read more

Larrani 2

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Artwork Larrani 2
bark

H: 83cm W: 22cm

Nyapanyapa’s work has been more valued for the spontanaeity and texture of her hand. read more

Gurtha

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Artwork Gurtha
bark

H: 32cm W: 21cm

This painting was made late in the same year that the artist won the 2009 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award’s Best Bark Painting Catagory. read more

Båru at Biranybirany

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Artwork Båru at Biranybirany
bark

H: 87cm W: 45cm

As with the Madarrpa, the Gumatj revere the Ancestral Crocodile Båru and its associations with the Ancestral Fire. read more

Garkman at Gå]ga]

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Artwork Garkman at Gå]ga]
bark

H: 0cm W: 0cm

Gå]ga] is the point of origin of the whole Yirritja moiety, in the sacred freshwaters contaminated by silts stirred from the bottom of profound water holes. read more

Baypia at Gangan

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Artwork Baypia at Gangan
bark

H: 256cm W: 0cm

Gå]ga] is where the Dhalwau have established their homeland centre, inland from the mid coast of Blue Mud Bay on the Gulutji River. read more

Marrau Miny’tji

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Artwork Marrau Miny’tji
larrakitj

H: 229cm W: 0cm

This work was exhibited at Garawan’s first solo exhibition held at Niagara Galleries in Melbourne. read more

Baraltja

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Artwork Baraltja
larrakitj

H: 194cm W: 0cm

The painting on this larrakitj depicts Baraltja, a flood plains area and home of Mundukul the Lightning Snake. read more