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Philip GUDTHAYKUDTHAY

Liyagalawumirr people

Ramingining, central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia born 1933 /1937

Gunyunmirringa (landscape) 2007 Title Notes: 3, HR image
Place made: Ramingining, central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Materials & Technique: sculptures, natural earth pigments on hollow log

Dimensions: 106.0 h x 11.5 w 33.8 diameter cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.192
Image rights: © Philip Gudthaykudthay. Licensed by Viscopy

Gunyunmirringa, Gudthaykudthay’s principle totemic site, is a small flat eucalyptus forest, situated about ten kilometres west of Woolen River and 14 kilometres south of Hutchinson Strait. It is Gudthaykudthay’s depiction of this site, which first brought him to the attention of the art world in the early 1980s, and this fine line rarrk (crosshatching) became the style for which he is renown.


Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra