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Title

Untitled

2007

Artist

Wolpa Wanambi

Australia

06 Jan 1970 –

Language group: Marrakulu, Arnhem region

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Yirrkala North-east Arnhem Land Northern Territory Australia
    Cultural origin
    Marrakula
    Date
    2007
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    natural pigments on wood
    Dimensions
    280.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Ray Wilson OAM in memory of James Agapitos OAM 2013. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program 2013
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    301.2013
    Copyright
    © Wolpa Wanambi
    Artist information
    Wolpa Wanambi

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Wolpa Wanambi is among the leading artists working through Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art centre in Yirrrkala. Her father was the renowned artist Dundiwuy Wanambi, from whom she learnt to paint. In the 1990s Wolpa assisted her father with his major works. She continues the tradition of her late father by painting with the same meticulous detail, often taking many months to complete each work.

    Wolpa's works are distinguished by their fine detail, precise painting technique combination of figurative elements within fields of details miny'tji which are drawn from her Marrakula clan. In 'Untitled' 2007 finely rendered goannas are depicted along the length of the larrkitj (hollow log). These goannas are connected with the Djungguwan ceremony which celebrates the richness and fertility of the country and of people and in this specific work relates to Gurka'wuy (Trial Bay) where Wolpa grew up.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Yirrkala

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