An image of The spirit Darwulmu at Guruana, a sacred place

Mungunu Darrnguwuy Dhawadinygulil

(Australia circa 1900 – 1976)

Community
Milingimbi, Arnhem region, Buckingham Bay, Arnhem region
Language group
Gupapuyngu, Arnhem region

The spirit Darwulmu at Guruana, a sacred place

Other titles:
The spirit Darwulmu at Gurununa
Location
Not on display
Further information

Mungunu is also known as Dhawudinygulili, and is the brother of both Djäwa and Lipundja. In this work he envisages the mouth of the river where is splits at Howard Island, at a particular location known as Guruwana. This location was also painted by Djimbarrdjimbarrwuy, with the semi-circular forms within the work referring to oysters that are found here.

Place of origin
Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Year
circa 1959
Media
Bark painting
Medium
natural pigments on bark
Dimensions
89.2 x 44.5 cm
Credit
Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1960
Accession number
IA56.1960
Copyright
© Mungunu Estate. Licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd, Sydney.