An image of Gurrpulu, flood plain at sunrise

Buranday Waynbarrnga

(Australia circa 1914 – 1980)

Community
Milingimbi, Arnhem region
Language group
Djambarrpuyngu, Arnhem region

Gurrpulu, flood plain at sunrise

Other titles:
Bark painting (Mud flat at sunrise)
Location
Not on display
Further information

In 'Gurrpulu, flood plain at sunrise' c1950s Buranday captures the rising rays of the sun glistening in small pools of water that remain on the mud flats at low tide. The work refers to the plains area on the Napier Peninsula. Distinguishing this location as dawn breaks, Buranday alludes to both the time when ceremonies will conclude and the return of the morning star, accompanied by the souls of those recently departed, to the island of Burralku. This work showcases Buranday’s graphic line work and bold execution in brilliant but simple form.

Place of origin
Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Year
circa 1950s
Media
Bark painting
Medium
natural pigments on bark
Dimensions
60.3 x 31.1 cm
Credit
Purchased 1962
Accession number
IA18.1962
Copyright
© Buranday. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney