Narritjin Maymuru | The Marawili Tree Raŋga (The Possum String Story)
Natural pigments on eucalyptus bark
78 3/4 x 22 7/8
200 x 58
Robert Kaplan and Margaret Levi Collection
About The Artist
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.