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Title

Gurtha

2009


Artist

Barrupu Yunupiŋu

1948 - 06 Dec 2012

Language group

Gumatj, Arnhem region


About

Barrupu Yunupiŋu grew up at Yirrkala, attending the mission school. She trained and worked as a nurse at the Yirrkala clinic until its closure in 1975. When the Yirrkala printspace was commissioned she was one of the first women to complete works. Her works were included in the Printmakers first exhibition in Yirrkala in 1998 and she continues to produce works through this organisation.


Details


Date

2009


Media category

Bark painting


Materials used

natural pigments on bark


Dimensions

155.0 x 80.0 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2010


Location

Not on display


Accession number

3.2010


Artist information

Barrupu Yunupiŋu

Artist profile

Works in the collection

5


Place

Where the work was made
Yirrkala

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history