Gurrpulu, flood plain at sunrise
In 'Gurrpulu, flood plain at sunrise' c1950s Buranday captures the rising rays of the sun glistening in small pools of water that remain on the mud flats at low tide. The work refers to the plains area on the Napier Peninsula. Distinguishing this location as dawn breaks, Buranday alludes to both the time when ceremonies will conclude and the return of the morning star, accompanied by the souls of those recently departed, to the island of Burralku. This work showcases Buranday’s graphic line work and bold execution in brilliant but simple form.
Bark painting (Mud flat at sunrise)
natural pigments on bark
60.3 x 31.1 cm
Not on display
© Buranday. Licensed by Copyright Agency
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
Art from Milingimbi: taking memories back, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Nov 2016–29 Jan 2017
Referenced in 1 publication
Cara Pinchbeck, Art from Milingimbi, ‘Buranday’, pg. 60-63, Sydney, 2016, 63 (colour illus.), 140.