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Title

Gurtha

2009

Artist

Barrupu Yunupiŋu

Australia

1948 - 06 Dec 2012

Language group

Gumatj, Arnhem region

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Yirrkala North-east Arnhem Land Northern Territory Australia
    Date
    2009
    Media category
    Bark painting
    Materials used
    natural pigments on bark
    Dimensions
    166.0 x 102.0 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
    4.2010
    Copyright
    © Barrupu Yunupingu, Buku-Larrngay Mulka Centre, Yirrkala

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  • 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.

    In 2007 Barrupu began producing more bark paintings and following the success of her closest sister, Nyapanyapa, at her 2008 exhibition with Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Barrupu developed her signature style and began producing larger works. This painting was included in the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Darwin 2009.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Yirrkala

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

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