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Title

The spirit Darwulmu at Guruana, a sacred place

circa 1959

Artist

Mungunu Darrnguwuy Dhawadinygulil

Australia

circa 1900 - 1976

Language group

Gupapuyngu, Arnhem region

  • Details

    Other Title
    The spirit Darwulmu at Gurununa
    Place where the work was made
    Milingimbi Central Arnhem Land Northern Territory Australia
    Date
    circa 1959
    Media category
    Bark painting
    Materials used
    natural pigments on bark
    Dimensions
    89.2 x 44.5 cm
    Credit
    Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1960
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    IA56.1960
    Copyright
    © Mungunu Estate. Licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd

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    Mungunu Darrnguwuy Dhawadinygulil

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  • About

    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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Milingimbi

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

    • Cara Pinchbeck, Lindy Allen and Louise Hamby, Art from Milingimbi, Sydney, 2016, 118 (colour illus.), 142.