Wukun Wanambi - Trial Bay - 115 x 37 cm - 4617D

Wukun Wanambi - Trial Bay - 115 x 37 cm - 4617D
Wukun Wanambi - Trial Bay - 115 x 37 cm - 4617D

Wukun Wanambi - Trial Bay - 115 x 37 cm - 4617D


Artiste : Wukun Wanambi

Titre de l'œuvre : Trial Bay

Pigments naturels sur écorce

Format : 115 x 37 cm

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

Référence de la peinture : 4617D

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

Explication de l’œuvre :

This painting by Wukun Wanambi (1962) refers to Bamurrungu, a sacred and solitary rock in Trial Bay. It is a white dome in the Bay - a round lump of granite its top coloured white by roosting birds, in the painting by the molmulpa or white sea foam associated with turbulent and agitating waters created by particular tide and wind.

Trial Bay is located between Caledon bay to the north and above the larger Blue Mud Bay on the western side of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Deep inside Trial Bay the Marrakulu clan claim ownership to land and sea though the actions and events of Ancestor Beings as they travelled into this country imbuing both land and sea.

The mark of ownership is sung, danced and painted in Marrakulu ritual through the stringybark woodlands and stony country, through the freshwaters running into the Gurka’wuy River into trial Bay. Mixing with the saltwaters through sacred mangroves and froth and bubble and out deeper into the Bay with the outgoing tide, past boulders and rocky islets the power and knowledge associated with Marrakulu Rom (law) washes back to shore.

Collections :

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney NSW. Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide SA. Musee de Lyon, Lyon France. Museum of the Northern Territory, Darwin. Museum Fünf Kontinente in Munich, Germany. Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra ACT. National Maritime Museum...

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