Larrakitj

A larrakitj is traditionally used as a coffin for the bones of a deceased. The hollow log then rots back into the earth and the bones return to rock. Although still a very significant ceremonial symbol for the Yolngu, the Larrakitj is now reffered to as a memorial pole.

The artsts still paints their clan design and remains true to Yolngu law.

The Larrakitj is seen to be a remarkable sculptural piece of art and is collected by both institutions and private collectors worldwide.

Yukuwa

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Artwork Yukuwa
larrakitj

H: 156cm W: 0cm

Yukuwa is one of the names of the artist and Yukuwa is the topic of this work. read more

Gumatj Larrakitj

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Artwork Gumatj Larrakitj
larrakitj

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Once the final rites have been ritually administered to the deceased Yolu the spiritual value of the remains maintain (unlike other Australian Aboriginal cultures) little value. read more

Rirratjiu Larrakitj

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Artwork Rirratjiu Larrakitj
larrakitj

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Djalinda here has painted at the top and bottom of this larrakitj the sacred design for her mother’s country at Yalaara, the birthplace for the Dhuwa moiety. read more

Burru=tji

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Artwork Burru=tji
larrakitj

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This larrakitj is by the sister of high profile artist and ceremonial leader Djambawa Marawili. read more

Marrau Miny’tji

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Artwork Marrau Miny’tji
larrakitj

H: 250cm W: 0cm

Garawan a Marrakulu clansman says that “Wayuga brought me up so I’m also adopted to the Marrau clan” The Marrakulu and Marrau are closely related clans through madayin (sacred clan mythologies and law). read more

Ganal at Wandawuy

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Artwork Ganal at Wandawuy
larrakitj

H: 232cm W: 0cm

This imagery depicts the freshwaters of the Djapu clan at their homeland Wandawuy now an outstation about 150 kilometres south of Yirrkala and inland from Blue Mud Bay. read more

Garraparra

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Artwork Garraparra
larrakitj

H: 200cm W: 0cm

There is no figurative imagery on this work. In this regard it is reminiscent of his piece entered in the 1995 NATSIAA which was subsequently purchased by the Queensland Art Gallery which caused dissent at a leadership level. read more

Gudultja, Wawurritjpal

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Artwork Gudultja, Wawurritjpal
larrakitj

H: 210cm W: 0cm

A set of three rocks stand in the mouth of Trial Bay submerged either completely or partially within its waters. read more

Buyku

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Artwork Buyku
larrakitj

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The Larrakitj had its traditional use for the Yolngu of North east Arnhem Land as an ossuary or bone container erected as a memorial to a dead kinsman up to a decade after death. read more

Lulumu and Yiapuapu

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Artwork Lulumu and Yiapuapu
larrakitj

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Gurrtjpi is the stingray hunted much on the shallow shores of Blue Mud Bay. read more

Munyuku

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Artwork Munyuku
larrakitj

H: 216cm W: 0cm

Barayuwa has done his mother’s Munyuku clan’s design, inspired by the late ritual specialist and artist {ula |urruwutthun. read more

Burrut’tji

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Artwork Burrut’tji
larrakitj

H: 122cm W: 37cm

A sacred expanse of water behind the Gå]ga] outstation where this bark was produced is referred to as Gulutji. read more

Galpu at Garrimala

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Artwork Galpu at Garrimala
larrakitj

H: 220cm W: 0cm

Malirri is the name for the Galpu Larrakitj. Wititj is depicted here at Garrimala (near Gangan). read more

Miliyawuy

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Artwork Miliyawuy
larrakitj

H: 268cm W: 0cm

Naminapu Maymuru-White began helping her fathers, Narritjin and Nanyin paint their bark paintings and sculptures in their bark shelter on the beach at Yirrkala in about 1964 when she was twelve years old. read more

Gumatj

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Artwork Gumatj
larrakitj

H: 150cm W: 0cm

The totemic significance of fire to the Yunupiu family of the Gumatj clan is paramount. read more

Miliyawuy

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Artwork Miliyawuy
larrakitj

H: 167cm W: 0cm

This work was created following Nami’s third major prize win in the 2005 Telstra Award. read more

Miliyawuy

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Artwork Miliyawuy
larrakitj

H: 268cm W: 0cm

Naminapu Maymuru-White began helping her fathers, Narritjin and Nanyin paint their bark paintings and sculptures in their bark shelter on the beach at Yirrkala in about 1964 when she was twelve years old. read more

Burru=tji

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Artwork Burru=tji
larrakitj

H: 119cm W: 0cm

This painting is by the sister of high profile artist and ceremonial leader Djambawa Marawili. read more

Marru at Djarrakpi

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Artwork Marru at Djarrakpi
larrakitj

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Nami’s larrakitj, sourced from her Magalili clan mythology follows on from her father Nänyin and his brother Narritjin. read more

Magalili Larrakitj

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Artwork Magalili Larrakitj
larrakitj

H: 199cm W: 0cm

Muurrapin is a younger brother to his clans ceremonial leader Baluka, an artist of high degree. read more

{arragi

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Artwork {arragi
larrakitj

H: 247cm W: 0cm

This work depicts early events during Ancestral (and present) times at Yalata close to the Dhu[i-Djapu clan homeland of Dhuruputjpi (about three hours drive southwest from Yirrkala). read more

Marrau Miny’tji

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Artwork Marrau Miny’tji
larrakitj

H: 197cm W: 0cm

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

Gapu at Gangan

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Artwork Gapu at Gangan
larrakitj

H: 106cm W: 0cm

A sacred expanse of water behind the Gangan outstation where this work was produced is referred to as Gulutji. read more

Garrimala

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Artwork Garrimala
larrakitj

H: 232cm W: 0cm

This painting represents Garrimala, a billabong near the artist’s residence, the Dha`wau clan homeland at Gå]ga]. read more

Marrau Miny’tji

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Artwork Marrau Miny’tji
larrakitj

H: 255cm W: 0cm

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

Mirinyuu at Yarrinya

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Artwork Mirinyuu at Yarrinya
larrakitj

H: 186cm W: 0cm

Gunururr is a daughter of the now deceased artist and ritual specialist Dula Ngurruwuthun (c1936 - 2000). read more

Rulyapa

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Artwork Rulyapa
larrakitj

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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

Marrau Miny’tji

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Artwork Marrau Miny’tji
larrakitj

H: 157cm W: 0cm

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

Mundukul

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Artwork Mundukul
larrakitj

H: 189cm W: 0cm

Baraltja is the residence of Burrut’tji the lightning serpent. read more

Marrau Miny’tji

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Artwork Marrau Miny’tji
larrakitj

H: 196cm W: 0cm

Garawan a Marrakulu clansman says that “Wayuga brought me up so I’m also adopted to the Marrau clan” The Marrakulu and Marrau are closely related clans through madayin (sacred clan mythologies and law). read more