Homeland: Gulurunga
Clan: Rirratjiŋu
Moiety: Dhuwa

Munuy’ŋu is a Rirratjiŋu lady who was born and still lives in Yirrkala. In 2010 Munuy’ŋu was part of a printing workshop at Buku Larrnggay Mulka in collaboration with the Yambirrpa Youth Development Unit at Yirrkala School to provide training for young people not attending School. She went on to complete school maintaining a focus on print making within her studies, with a clear ambition to work in the arts, in particular Buku Larrŋgay Mulka centre and also as a TV presenter.

In 2016 Munuy’ŋu Marika became the Print Master for the Yirrkala Print Space and has since managed the studio and delivered some of the most successful Yirrkala Print Space exhibitions to date. She is married to Dimithaya Burarrwaŋa a founding and current member of popular band King Stungray and has two children.

Munuy’ŋu leads the printing of etchings, linocuts and screenprints, for all the artists at Buku Larrŋgay Mulka wishing to put work to print. 

As told by Munuy’ŋu upon starting at Buku Larrŋgay Mulka in 2010: 

“I am a Yirrkala girl and I love printmaking especially mixing colours and looking at the design. I really enjoy talking to people and friends and telling them about Yirrkala. I have good rhythm and enjoy dancing. My mother Djalinda gives me support with my art”