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Title

Marraŋu

2013

Artist

Garawan Wanambi

Australia

1965 -

Language group

Marrakulu, Arnhem region

Alternate image of Marraŋu by Garawan Wanambi
Alternate image of Marraŋu by Garawan Wanambi
Alternate image of Marraŋu by Garawan Wanambi
  • Details

    Alternative title
    Marrangu
    Place where the work was made
    Yirrkala North-east Arnhem Land Northern Territory Australia
    Cultural origin
    Marrakulu
    Date
    2013
    Media categories
    Woodwork , Painting , Sculpture
    Materials used
    natural pigments on wood
    Dimensions
    181.0 cm high
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2014
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    12.2014
    Copyright
    © Garawan Wanambi, courtesy Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre

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    Garawan Wanambi

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Born in 1965, Garawan Wanambi belongs to Marrakulu clan. His father Munuparriwuy Wanambi, was one of the artists who worked on the historic Yirrkala Church Panels. Following his father's death when he was still quite young, Wanambi was adopted by the Marraŋu clan, which is closely connected to his own Marrakula clan. His works offer innovation within the inherited clan designs of the Yirrkala region

    Wanambi extends the history and practice of Yolŋu painting. Whilst continuing to use natural pigments and rarrk (crosshatching), he extends the possibilities of these methods through the mixing of natural pigments to form unique colours and deliberate tonal variations. His precise geometry and complex layering of designs create a depth of field on an otherwise flattened surface and a mesmerising optical effect.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Yirrkala

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

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