Noŋgirrŋa Marawili - Lightning - 68 x 131 cm - 4488T

Noŋgirrŋa Marawili - Lightning - 68 x 131 cm - 4488T
Noŋgirrŋa Marawili - Lightning - 68 x 131 cm - 4488T

Noŋgirrŋa Marawili - Lightning - 68 x 131 cm - 4488T

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Artiste : Noŋgirrŋa Marawili (1938)

Titre de l'œuvre : Lightning

Format : 68 x 131 cm

Provenance et certificat : Yirrkala

Référence de cette peinture : 4488T

Explications sur cette peinture Aborigène :

Noŋgirrŋa started life as one of the numerous children of Mundukul the Madarrpa warrior (c.1890-c.1950). He was a famed leader/warrior with uncountable wives of the Marrakulu, Dhudi Djapu and Galpu clans. She was a child of one of the four Galpu wives, Bulungguwuy. Life was a bountiful but disciplined subsistence amongst a working family group of closely related mothers, brothers and sisters. This was over fifty people! She was born on the beach at Darrpirra north of Cape Shield on the oceanside. But they were Wakir’ – camping- moving around. They went to Yilpara. They went to Djarrakpi. But their special place was Guwaŋarripa (Woodah Island). They were a fleet of canoes travelling all the way to Groote Island and back and forth from the mainland. They lived in this rich place. Their special spot on the mainland was Baratjula. A place to which she only returned after the creation of these paintings…

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