Guluruŋa, Manala Marika
Image: 21 x 30 cm, paper: 38 x 57 cm somerset
Girri Miny’tji Guluruŋa
The project is about identity of Yolŋu women and this group of print makers.
The skirts we all wear every day for work are always bright and colourful long skirts, with different design and patterns. We put the skirt designs with our faces through the screenprinting process as an exploration of identity.
As told by the artist:
‘My skirt design has beautiful flowers, I love flowers and also my son’s family are Torres Strait and they love floral patterns – a strong symbol for Islanders. That’s why I chose a flower background to represent my son – Yolŋu/Torres Strait baby.’
Printed in 2018