Wolpa Waṉambi | Marrakulu Clan Designs

Wolpa Waṉambi

Marrakulu Clan Designs, 1996

Marrakulu Miny’tji

Clan

Marrakulu

Clan

Wuyal

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Wolpa Wanambi is the youngest daughter of one of the best known Yolŋu artists of the 1980s Duṉḏiwuy Waṉambi and learned to paint under his instruction. She assisted him on all of his major works produced during the 1990s, including Wuyal ≤Internal Link>, which was awarded the bark painting prize at the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards in 1994. This painting is the first formally attributed to Wolpa. It was painted with instruction from her father, who would die later that year.


– Henry Skerritt and Kade McDonald

Additional Information

Decade

1996

Medium

Natural pigments on eucalyptus bark

Dimensions (IN)

112 5/8 x 44 ¼

Dimensions (CM)

286.1 x 112.4

Credit

Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia. Gift of John W. Kluge, 1997. 1996.0035.019

Clan

Marrakulu

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Narrative

Wuyal

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Location

Yanawal

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Location

Gurka’wuy

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Location

1990

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About The Artist

Clan

Dates

Born 1970

Alternative Names

Wolpa Waṉambi

Wolpa Waṉambi is the youngest daughter of Duṉḏiwuy Waṉambi and learned to paint under his instruction. She assisted him on all his major works produced during the 1990s, including the work that was awarded the bark painting prize at the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards in 1994. In 2000, she was awarded the National Indigenous Heritage Art Award.