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Title

Gurrpulu, flood plain at sunrise

circa 1950s


Artist

Buranday Waynbarrnga

Australia

circa 1914 - 1980

Language group

Djambarrpuyngu, Arnhem region


About

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.


Details


Other Title

Bark painting (Mud flat at sunrise)


Date

circa 1950s


Media category

Bark painting


Materials used

natural pigments on bark


Dimensions

60.3 x 31.1 cm


Credit

Purchased 1962


Location

Not on display


Accession number

IA18.1962


Artist information

Buranday Waynbarrnga

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Works in the collection

4


Place

Where the work was made
Milingimbi

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history