Dhuwarrwarr Marika - Rulyapa - 96 x 62 cm - 2161-18 (sold)


Dhuwarrwarr Marika - Rulyapa - 96 x 62 cm - 2161-18 (sold)


Artiste : Dhuwarrwarr Marika

Titre de l'œuvre : Yambirrpa

Pigments naturels sur écorce

Format : 96 x 62 cm

Provenance et certificat original : centre d'art aborigène de Yirrkala

Référence de la peinture : 2161-18

© Photo : Aboriginal signature with the courtesy of the artist & Buku-Larrngay Mulka.

Explication de l’œuvre :

This bark painting by Dhuwarrwarr Marika (1945), evokes Rulyapa, the rough saltwater country between Nhulunbuy and the large island of Dhambaliya (Bremer Island), ballooning up from the secret depths, around the sacred rock Manhala, which can be a manifestation of Daymirri. Daymirri is the whale (or perhaps sea monster) that according to Rirratjiŋu and Djambarrpuyŋu clan manikay (sacred song) pertains to the saltwater country close to Yirrkala.

The dome-shaped rock Manhala exposes itself at the low tide, above the raŋ (tide marks), bleached white, a patina of brine and weather. Manhala is one of many names given to the rock. Djambarrpuyŋu and Rirratjiŋu clans have many ‘deep’ names that are intoned by the ritual specialists at the culmination of appropriate ceremony.

Collections :

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney NSW. Australian Capital Equity Collection, Perth WA. Berndt Museum, University of Western Australia, Perth WA. Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia. USA. Melbourne South Australian Museum. Adelaide SA. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin NT. Nahum Gutman Museum of Art, London UK. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra ACT. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne VIC. The Kelton Foundation Collection, Santa Monica, USA


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