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Title

Yathikpa

2013


Artist

Nonggirrnga Marawili

Australia

circa 1939 -

Language group

Madarrpa, Arnhem region


About

In recent years a strong group of female artists have emerged within the Yirrkala community. These women have been instructed in painting by their fathers and grandfathers and taught designs that have previously been the domain of men. Their works showcase the ongoing cultural inheritance and innovation in Yirrkala. Nonggirrngga Marawili is central to this group and spent many years assisting her husband with the cross-hatching on his works before working independently on her own works.

Marawili began her career as a printmaker, but in recent years has further refined her skills in painting to become one of the most unique artists working at Yirrkala today. In 'Yathikpa' 2013 Marawili represents fire burning backwards across country. The graduation of colour within the work are quite deliberate and are achieved through the mixing of various combinations of ochre. These subtle shifts enhance the sense of movement within the work.


Details


Date

2013


Media category

Bark painting


Materials used

natural pigments on bark


Dimensions

138.5 x 91.0 cm (irreg.)


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Mollie Gowing Acquisition fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 2014


Accession number

28.2014


Artist information

Nonggirrnga Marawili

Works in the collection

6


Place

Where the work was made
Yirrkala

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Alcaston Gallery (Compilator), Nonggirrnga Marawili Yathikpa, Melbourne, 2014.