Guykuḏa Munuŋgurr

(Australia 20 Sep 1966 – )

Community
Waṉḏawuy, Arnhem region
Language group
Yolŋu, Arnhem region

Merman

Location
Not on display
Further information

Documentation for this work states;
“This work depicts a Merman which is completely the product of the artist’s imagination and bears no connection to Yolŋu Law or culture. When asked about the underlying meaning he denied any. He said: “It's just art.” The merman is sitting atop a blue ring octopus which is itself sitting on a rock.”

Year
2016
Media
Woodwork, Sculpture
Medium
natural pigments, shells, shark vertebra and kurrajong bark on wood
Dimensions
199.0 x 38.0 x 30.0 cm
Credit
Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2020
Accession number
166.2020
Copyright
© Guykuḏa Munuŋgurr