Dhuwarrwarr Marika - Yambirrpa - 139 x 55 cm - 3631-18


Dhuwarrwarr Marika - Yambirrpa - 139 x 55 cm - 3631-18


Artiste : Dhuwarrwarr Marika

Titre de l'œuvre : Yambirrpa

Pigments naturels sur écorce

Format : 139 x 55 cm

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

Référence de la peinture : 3631-18

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

Explication de l’œuvre :

This bark painting by Dhuwarrwarr Marika (1945), evokes Yambirrpa. 'The guṉḏa (rock) at the top is Nhulun or Mount Saunders, and the other guṉḏa below joins together to make a fish trap.

You can see this from Nhulun. This fish trap, we call it yambirrpa. The yambirrpa fills up when the gapu (water) comes in and out with the tides. The yambirrpa is built of gunda and when the gapu comes in the guya (fish) swim into the yambirrpa, when the tides goes out the guya are trapped and we can go there and catch the guya.

This yambirrpa was shown to us by the old people and years later now, it’s still there. One yambirrpa is Rirratjiŋu and one is Bararrŋu (Rarrakalawuy) and one is Djambarrpuyŋu and they are all still there.

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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