Homeland: Biranybirany / Dhanaya
I am a Yirrkala girl from the beach camp (Rangi.) I come from a family of artists. All my father’s family and my mother’s side too. I love printmaking, looking at the finished print. When I finish school I would like to work here at the arts centre.
In 2010, Gurmarrwuy was part of a printing work shop at Buku Larrnggay Mulka in collaboration with the Yambirrpa Youth Development Unit at Yirrkala School to provide training for young people not attending School. In 2010 my artwork was shown for the first time at Garma festival. My work was the most popular and I sold heaps. I came back to the printspace and made lots of prints for all the people that visited Garma. The new print I have made is about the sun and dugong in the clear blue waters looking for its food. I continued the theme of seasons and weather for the print.