Guykuḏa Munuŋgurr

(Australia 20 Sep 1966 – )

Community
Waṉḏawuy, Arnhem region
Language group
Yolŋu, Arnhem region

Garatha

Location
Not on display
Further information

Documentation for this work states;
“This artist is the only artist at his homeland of Garrthalala. He has distinguished himself as a completely innovative sculptor who pioneers new materials and techniques. One of the themes that he has pursued is the natural representation of animal species without reference to their sacred identity. This is one such work. It shows Garatha (spotted tree goanna). It is a very small species of Goanna and from the Yirritja moiety, unlike most other goannas. It is dark on top and blends into the surface of the bark.”

Place of origin
Yirrkala, North-east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Year
2016
Media
Sculpture, Woodwork
Medium
natural pigment and PVA Fixative on Beach Hibiscus (Hibiscus Tiliaceus)
Dimensions
69.0 x 16.0 cm
Credit
Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2020
Accession number
165.2020
Copyright
© Guykuḏa Munuŋgurr