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Title

Lany'tjung - Banaidja Story

1960

Artist

Muŋgurrawuy Yunupiŋu

Australia

circa 1907 - 12 Apr 1979

Language group

Gumatj, Arnhem region

  • Details

    Other Title
    Laindjung - Banaidja myth Lany'tjung - Barama myth
    Place where the work was made
    Yirrkala North-east Arnhem Land Northern Territory Australia
    Date
    1960
    Media category
    Bark painting
    Materials used
    natural pigments on bark
    Dimensions
    107.3 x 58.4 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1960
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    IA28.1960
    Copyright
    © Estate of Munggurrawuy Yunupingu, courtesy Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre

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    Muŋgurrawuy Yunupiŋu's bark paintings are complex, many layered narratives pertaining to the creation of the Gumatj homelands in north east Arnhem Land. The diamond shaped miny’tji (sacred clan designs) are distinctive to Yirritja moiety artworks. In these paintings, the journeys and actions of ancestor beings are revealed, accompanied by motifs representing the transformation they wrought up on the landscape, such as the smoke and ash of fires, footprints, thunderclouds and rain.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Yirrkala

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 5 exhibitions

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