Nyaluŋ, Dundiwuy #2 Munuŋgurr (dec)
47 x 64.56cm Paper: MAGNANI PESCIA 56 x 76cm
AS TOLD BY THE ARTIST:
In northeast Arnhem Land many Yolŋu (North East Arnhem Land aboriginal) people make all different kinds of art. The art maintains the richness of Yolŋu culture and resources in the land. Art is how we as aboriginal people share, and how we express our interest in learning from them (non- Yolŋu).
The Yolŋu concept is to balance the relationship with the land; sharing and managing our knowledge, which is useful and meaningful to us in all things in Yolŋu creation.
Yolŋu make art to sell in the shop, so people can come and buy it. Yolŋu collect shells, stones, seeds, nuts, berries and bones. Yolŋu make bark paintings, canoes, wood carving, hollow logs, mats, dilly bags, baskets and raki (hand-rolled string).They make spears for dancing and going hunting, woomeras (spear throwers), didgeridoos, clap-sticks and pipes for smoking.
Printed October 2002