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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.

Painting in the exhibition

A bark painting worked with ochres on bark. It depicts a central yellow shape surrounded by a concentric circle of cross hatched design. The painting has double columns of crosshatched rectangular shapes with rounded ends separated by further columns of diagonal crosshatching. The painting has a dark red background.
The Djan’kawu Sisters at Gärriyak

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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