An image of Lany'tjung - Banaidja Story

Munggurrawuy Yunupingu

(Australia circa 1907 – 12 Apr 1979)

Community
Biranybirany (Caledon Bay), Arnhem region
Language group
Gumatj, Arnhem region

Lany'tjung - Banaidja Story

Other titles:
Laindjung - Banaidja myth Lany'tjung - Barama myth
Location
Not on display
Further information

Munggurrawuy Yunupingu's bark paintings are complex, many layered narratives pertaining to the creation of the Gumatj homelands in north east Arnhem Land. The diamond shaped miny’tji (sacred clan designs) are distinctive to Yirritja moiety artworks. In these paintings, the journeys and actions of ancestor beings are revealed, accompanied by motifs representing the transformation they wrought up on the landscape, such as the smoke and ash of fires, footprints, thunderclouds and rain.

Place of origin
Yirrkala, North-east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Year
1960
Media
Bark painting
Medium
natural pigments on bark
Dimensions
107.3 x 58.4 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1960
Accession number
IA28.1960
Copyright
© Estate of Munggurrawuy Yunupingu. licensed by Viscopy, Sydney.