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.

Miliyawuy

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Artwork Miliyawuy
larrakitj

H: 217cm W: 0cm

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

Warrukay

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Artwork Warrukay
larrakitj

H: 208cm W: 0cm

This Warrukay larrakitj was produced by Gunybi after his bench-marking sellout exhibition at Annandale Galleries Oct 2009. read more

Buyku

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Artwork Buyku
larrakitj

H: 218cm W: 0cm

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

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

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

Burru=tji

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Artwork Burru=tji
larrakitj

H: 120cm W: 0cm

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

Dhakandjali

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Artwork Dhakandjali
larrakitj

H: 350cm W: 0cm

Dhakandjali is the name for this burial pole. It’s other name can be Dhupundji. read more

Dhudi Djapu Miny’tji

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Artwork Dhudi Djapu Miny’tji
larrakitj

H: 217cm W: 217cm

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

Galpu at Garrimala

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Artwork Galpu at Garrimala
larrakitj

H: 218cm W: 0cm

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

Milngiyawuy - the Milky Way

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Artwork Milngiyawuy - the Milky Way
larrakitj

H: 278cm 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

Dhudi Djapu Gapu

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Artwork Dhudi Djapu Gapu
larrakitj

H: 220cm W: 0cm

This artist is the grandson of Dhakiyarr (alleged killer of Constable McColl) and paternal uncle of David Wirrpunda (youngest draft pick in AFL) and a participant in the Wukidi ceremony in Darwin June 2003. read more

Warrukay

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Artwork Warrukay
larrakitj

H: 122cm W: 0cm

This Warrukay larrakitj was produced by Gunybi after his bench-marking sellout exhibition at Annandale Galleries Oct 2009. read more

Gumatj Larrakitj-Gurtha

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Artwork Gumatj Larrakitj-Gurtha
larrakitj

H: 215cm W: 0cm

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

Yathikpa

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Artwork Yathikpa
larrakitj

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

Garrimala

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Artwork Garrimala
larrakitj

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

Bamurruu

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Artwork Bamurruu
larrakitj

H: 161cm W: 0cm

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

Wukili

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Artwork Wukili
larrakitj

H: 208cm W: 0cm

The area of sea country belonging to the Djarrwark clan is known as Wukili. read more

Birrkuda

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Artwork Birrkuda
larrakitj

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In country that edges into Dhudi Djapu clan land on this estate is country associated with Dhalwau clan lore. read more

Garrimala

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Artwork Garrimala
larrakitj

H: 224cm W: 0cm

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

Rulyapa

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Artwork Rulyapa
larrakitj

H: 175cm W: 0cm

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

Garrimala

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Artwork Garrimala
larrakitj

H: 155cm W: 0cm

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

Manybalala

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Artwork Manybalala
larrakitj

H: 189cm W: 0cm

Before the advent of modern communications, transport and rather static community living the bone remains of Yolu dead were after time placed in Larrakitj (hollow logs) as the final stage of mortuary rites. read more

Mayawa

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Artwork Mayawa
larrakitj

H: 235cm W: 0cm

The painting on this log depicts Mayawa the Ancestral Frilled Neck Lizard a male mother-in-law to Wuyal the ‘Sugarbag man’. read more

{arragi

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Artwork {arragi
larrakitj

H: 240cm 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

Garrimala

Artwork


Artwork Garrimala
larrakitj

H: 100cm W: 0cm

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

Marrakulu Larrakitj

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Artwork Marrakulu Larrakitj
larrakitj

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

Garrimala

Artwork


Artwork Garrimala
larrakitj

H: 187cm W: 0cm

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