Waitjuŋ Munuŋgirritj | Birany’birany

Waitjuŋ Munuŋgirritj

Birany’birany, 1965

Birany’birany

Clan

Gumatj

Clan

Bäru

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Decade

1965

Medium

Natural pigments on eucalyptus bark

Dimensions (IN)

60 1/4 x 24 1/4

Dimensions (CM)

153.0 x 61.6

Credit

Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia. Edward L. Ruhe Collection. Gift of John W. Kluge, 1997. 1993.0004.855

Clan

Gumatj

The Gumatj clan’s homeland at Gunyuŋarra is a seaside community in Melville Bay. Gunyungarra was...

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Narrative

Bäru

Bäru is the ancestral saltwater crocodile. Ancestral beings like Bäru are both human and animal....

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Location

Birany’birany

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Location

1960

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About The Artist

Clan

Dates

c.1916-1977

Alternative Names

Waitjuŋ Munuŋgirritj

Waitjuŋ Munuŋgirritj was the leader of the Yarrwiḏi-Gumatj clan. In 1948, he painted for Charles Mountford’s American-Australian Scientific Expedition of Arnhem Land, and in 1960, he contributed to the Yirrkala Church Panels.