The spirit Darwulmu at Guruana, a sacred place
Mungunu Darrnguwuy Dhawadinygulil
circa 1900 - 1976
Mungunu is also known as Dhawudinygulili, and is the brother of both Djäwa and Lipundja. In this work he envisages the mouth of the river where is splits at Howard Island, at a particular location known as Guruwana. This location was also painted by Djimbarrdjimbarrwuy, with the semi-circular forms within the work referring to oysters that are found here.
The spirit Darwulmu at Gurununa
natural pigments on bark
89.2 x 44.5 cm
Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1960
Not on display
© Mungunu Estate. Licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd
Where the work was made
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Referenced in 1 publication
Cara Pinchbeck, Lindy Allen and Louise Hamby, Art from Milingimbi, Sydney, 2016, 118 (colour illus.), 142.