John Mawurndjul (born circa 1952) Birlmu or Namarnkorl (Barramundi), 2002
Lot 247
John Mawurndjul (born circa 1952) Birlmu or Namarnkorl (Barramundi), 2002
Sold for AU$ 9,150 (US$ 8,569) inc. premium
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John Mawurndjul (born circa 1952)
Birlmu or Namarnkorl (Barramundi), 2002
bears artist's name and Maningrida Arts & Crafts catalogue number 388-02 on the reverse
natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
30 x 81cm (11 13/16 x 31 7/8in).


    Painted at Milmilngkan, Northern Territory
    Maningrida Arts & Crafts, Maningrida, Northern Territory
    Purchased from Raft Artspace, Darwin in July 2002
    The Laverty collection, Sydney

    Stone Country - Saltwater, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle, 1 August - 27 September 2009

    Barrupu Yunupingu is a sister to Gulumbu and
    NyapanyapaYunupingu, both award winning artists.
    Her brothers Galarrwuy and Mandawuy are each
    Australians of the a Year. Her father Munggurrawuy is
    known as a major artist and land rights activist of the
    1960s and 70s. Her style is the closest of his children
    to that which he employed. This cross current of the
    Gumatj clan flame design belongs to the second season
    of her major bark work. Although she has only had
    two exhibitions so far (at Raft Artspace and Alcaston
    Gallery) she is already in the National Gallery of
    Australia, National Gallery of Victoria and Art Gallery
    of New South Wales Collections.

    Will Stubbs

    This painting is sold with accompanying Maningrida Arts & Culture documentation.
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