Dapaliny (small non-edible grub)
1915 - 1993
Giminydju Munduwuy is probably best known as the father of famed actor David Gulpilil. Giminydju was not a prolific artist, but painted consistently and passed his skills to his son, who was known for his paintings before becoming more recognised for his skills on screen. Many of Giminydju’s works refer to the Wägilak sisters. In this work he depicts the small grub known as dapaliny, with its young painted in yellow. Dapaliny are considered a nuisance, swarming uncontrollably across land and water during certain seasons.
Small non-edible grub (dabalain)
natural pigments on bark
81.3 x 42.5 cm
Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1959
Not on display
© Giminydju Estate. 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, Lindy Allen and Louise Hamby, Art from Milingimbi, Sydney, 2016, 93 (colour illus.), 141.