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Title

Garatha

2016


Artist

Guykuḏa Munuŋgurr

Australia

20 Sep 1966 -

Language group

Yolŋu, Arnhem region


About

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.”


Details


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


Artist information

Guykuḏa Munuŋgurr

Works in the collection

2


Place

Where the work was made
Yirrkala