Narritjin Maymuru | The Marawili Tree Raŋga (The Possum String Story)

Narritjin Maymuru

The Marawili Tree Raŋga (The Possum String Story), 1968

Djomula Raŋga (Marrŋu Burrkun Dhäwu)

Clan

Maŋgalili

Clan

Yiŋapuŋapu

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Decade

1968

Medium

Natural pigments on eucalyptus bark

Dimensions (IN)

78 3/4 x 22 7/8

Dimensions (CM)

200 x 58

Credit

Robert Kaplan and Margaret Levi Collection

Clan

Maŋgalili

The Maŋgalili are a Yirritja moiety clan. Their saltwater homeland is at Djarrakpi on the...

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Narrative

Yiŋapuŋapu

“My father did not want to go and stay in that particular area; he wanted...

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Location

1960

In 1960, Narritjin Maymuru won various prizes in the Aboriginal art category at the Darwin...

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About The Artist

Clan

Dates

c.1916-1981

Alternative Names

Narritjin Maymuru

Narritjin Maymuru was one of the most significant figures in the development of the painting movement at Yirrkala. The driving force behind the Yirrkala Church Panels, he actively encouraged art making as a means of economic development, which would lead to the foundation of the Yirrkala Art Center in 1976. Along with Mawalan Marika, Narritjin was one of the first men to teach his daughters to paint. In 1978, he was awarded a Creative Arts Fellowship from the Australian National University.