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Maŋgalili clan, Yirritja moiety

Banapana Maymuru
Banapana Maymuru. Photo: Ian Dunlop

1944–1982

Banapana was the son of the great Maŋgalili artist Narritjin Maymuru. Together, in 1978, they shared a creative arts fellowship at the Australian National University, the first of its kind to be offered to Aboriginal artists and which resulted in the exhibition Maŋgalili Art.

Banapana’s work was included in a number of major exhibitions, including: Aboriginal Australia, which toured Australia in 1981; Aboriginal Art at the Top, Darwin, in 1982; The Inspired Dream at Brisbane’s World Expo in 1988; and Yolngu, Aboriginal Cultures of North Australia in Brighton, England, in 1988.

Paintings in the exhibition

Click on the image below to see a larger version and more information, including dimensions. Please note this image is not to scale.

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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