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Title

Garatha

2016

Artist

Guykuḏa Munuŋgurr

Australia

20 Sep 1966 –

Language group: Djapu, Arnhem region

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Yirrkala North-east Arnhem Land Northern Territory Australia
    Date
    2016
    Media categories
    Sculpture , Woodwork
    Materials used
    natural pigment and PVA Fixative on Beach Hibiscus (Hibiscus tiliaceus)
    Dimensions
    69.0 x 16.0 cm
    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2020
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    165.2020
    Copyright
    © Guykuḏa Munuŋgurr
    Artist information
    Guykuḏa Munuŋgurr

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    Documentation for this work states;
    “This artist is the only artist at his homeland of Garrthalala. He has distinguished himself as a completely innovative sculptor who pioneers new materials and techniques. One of the themes that he has pursued is the natural representation of animal species without reference to their sacred identity. This is one such work. It shows Garatha (spotted tree goanna). It is a very small species of Goanna and from the Yirritja moiety, unlike most other goannas. It is dark on top and blends into the surface of the bark.”

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Yirrkala

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