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Title

Djerrka at Gurka'wuy

2017

Artist

Wolpa Wanambi

Australia

06 Jan 1970 –

Language group: salon

Alternate image of Djerrka at Gurka'wuy by Wolpa Wanambi
Alternate image of Djerrka at Gurka'wuy by Wolpa Wanambi
Alternate image of Djerrka at Gurka'wuy by Wolpa Wanambi
Alternate image of Djerrka at Gurka'wuy by Wolpa Wanambi
Alternate image of Djerrka at Gurka'wuy by Wolpa Wanambi
Alternate image of Djerrka at Gurka'wuy by Wolpa Wanambi
Alternate image of Djerrka at Gurka'wuy by Wolpa Wanambi
Alternate image of Djerrka at Gurka'wuy by Wolpa Wanambi
Alternate image of Djerrka at Gurka'wuy by Wolpa Wanambi
Alternate image of Djerrka at Gurka'wuy by Wolpa Wanambi
  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Yirrkala North-east Arnhem Land Northern Territory Australia
    Cultural origin
    Marrakulu, Arnhem region
    Date
    2017
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    natural pigments on wood
    Dimensions
    200.00 x 14.00 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors’ group 2019
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    36.2019
    Copyright
    © Wolpa Wanambi

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    Artist information
    Wolpa Wanambi

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  • About

    Wolpa Wanambi's works are distinguished by their precision, controlled painting technique and combination of figurative elements within fields of refined miny'tji which are drawn from her Marrakula clan. While many women painting at Yirrkala today are known for their innovation within tradition, Wanambi consciously adheres to the miny’tji and style of painting passed on to her by her father. This is admirable and results in her works being more closely aligned to the work of male artists of her father’s generation, than the work of her female peers.

    The art work documentation for this works states;
    “The dots represent Stringybark blossom sitting on the surface of small fresh spring water rivulets running over the rocks through the escarpment in the hilly country behind Gurka’wuy known as Yanawal. It also refers to the boomerangs carried by Wuyal. The sacred Stringybark tree which was cut by Wuyal and flowed with honey is named Waṉambi. Obviously, this is the surname of the artist.”

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Yirrkala

Other works by Wolpa Wanambi