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Maŋgalili clan, Yirritja moiety

Banapana Maymuru - click to view larger image
Banapana Maymuru. Photo: Ian Dunlop


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.

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