Wukun Wanambi (born 1962) Wawurritjpal, 2006
Lot 227
Wukun Wanambi (born 1962) Wawurritjpal, 2006
Sold for AU$ 7,930 (US$ 6,486) inc. premium

Lot Details
Wukun Wanambi (born 1962)
Wawurritjpal, 2006
bears artist's name and catalogue number 0306 YIRR 2917Q on the reverse
natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
147 x 65 cm (57 7/8 x 25 9/16in).

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre, Yirrkala, Northern Territory
    Purchased from Raft Artspace, Darwin in September 2006
    The Laverty Collection, Sydney

    EXHIBITED:
    TogArt Contemporary Art Exhibition 2006, Parliament House, Darwin, 18 July - 3 August 2006

    LITERATURE:
    Felicity Green (ed.), TogArt Contemporary Art Exhibition 2006, exh. cat., Darwin: Top End Arts Marketing, 2006, p.35 (illus.)
    Colin Laverty and Elizabeth Laverty et al., Beyond Sacred: Recent Painting from Australia's Remote Aboriginal Communities - the collection of Colin and Elizabeth Laverty, Melbourne: Hardie Grant Books, 2008, p.302 (illus.)
    Colin Laverty and Elizabeth Laverty et al., Beyond Sacred: Australian Aboriginal Art - the collection of Colin and Elizabeth Laverty, Edition II, Melbourne: Kleimeyer Industries, 2011, p.340 (illus.)

    This painting is sold with accompanying Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre documentation.

    WUKUN WANAMBI
    Wukun Wanambi came to light as an artist in
    spectacular fashion when his first ever bark painting
    won the 1998 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait
    Islander Art Award
    in the bark painting division. It had
    been included in the first edition of the catalogue of
    Saltwater; Yirrkala Bark Paintings of Sea Country, a national
    touring exhibition which contributed to the High
    Court's decision to recognise Indigenous sea rights
    in 2008. As the winning work was acquired by the
    Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
    it was replaced in the tour and subsequent editions of
    this book with a similar work.

    Wukun had been drafted to paint his saltwater country
    and was tutored by his cultural managers as
    his father, the artist Mithili, died when he was too young
    to learn. From 2007 to the present he has been the
    cultural manager of The Mulka Project, the digital arm
    of the Yirrkala art centre. He was highly commended
    in the 2003 NATSIAA and won the three dimensional
    category in 2010.

    His first memorial poles were included in the Kerry
    Stokes Collection Larrakitj which showed at the Sydney
    Biennale in 2010. He has had successful exhibitions at
    Raft Artspace and Niagara Galleries and been shown
    overseas in France, England, Singapore, China and
    the United States. He is in many major Australian and
    international institutional collections and on permanent
    display at the Bennelong restaurant at the Sydney Opera
    House and the Musée de Lyon.

    Will Stubbs
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