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Valerie MUNININY 2

Old Masters: Australia's great bark artists

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Valerie MUNININY 2

Buyuyukululmirr clan, Liya’gawumirr language, Dhuwa moiety
born 1958

Munininy was one of the original members of Bula’bula Arts, the art centre established at Ramingining in 1990. She is one of a large number of women painters who hail from central Arnhem Land. Her traditional lands are based at Gärriyak on Galiwin’ku (Elcho Island), a coastal site associated with the Djan’kawu ancestors. She currently lives in Ramingining and works as community library officer for  the East Arnhem Shire. Although she no longer paints, she is involved in cultural education and youth programs.

Paintings in the exhibition

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All these bark paintings are part of the National Museum of Australia’s collection. © the artist or the artist’s estate, licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency 2013, unless otherwise specified. These images must not be reproduced in any form without permission.

 

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