Malaluba Gumana & Djirrirra Wunungmurra: Annandale Galleries
5 September 2015 - 12 September 2015
Malaluba Gumana and Djirrirra Wunungmurra exhibit thier new Bark paintings and Ceremonial Poles at Annadale Galleries
Malaluba Gumana's father was Gumuk Gumana, mother was Marratj Gurruwiwi. A very fine exponent of marwat- the cross hatching technique using a ‘hair brush’. Malaluba mainly paints her mother’s Gålpu clan designs of dhatam (waterlilly), djari (rainbow), djayku\ (filesnake) and wititj (olive python).
Djirrirra Wunungmurra is a Dhalwangu artist from Gurrumurru, near Yirrkala. She comes from a renowned artistic family. Her father, Yangarriny Wunungmarra and brother Nawurapu Wunugnmarra, are known for their epic bark paintings depicting major Dhalwangu narratives and have taught Wunungmurra the exceptional skills that distinguish her artworks.