Gapu Murnuk

‘Gapu Murnuk’ will be on exhibition at the Embassy of Australia Washington D.C. from the 3rd to 26th October 2017. The exhibition features contemporary works including larrakitj (ceremonial poles), paintings on bark and paper, fibre works and carvings by Milingimbi artists Raymond Bulambula, Joyce Naliyabu, George Dhangi, Judy Lirririnyin, Helen Ganalmirriwuy and Margaret Rarru.

For Yolngu people, Gapu Murnuk is the coming together of freshwater and saltwater, the muddy and the clean. As the gapu (water) travels it brings with it the tides. Gapu gamurray (saltwater) and gapu raping (freshwater) meet and create something else: gapu murnuk. Gapu murnuk is celebrated for its wealth and abundance, or dharruwa ngata, meaning lots of food, including fish and crocodile eggs. In Yolngu ceremonies gapu murnuk often represents the interconnected relationships between Yirritja and Dhuwa: the two complementary categories that structure every element in the universe.

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Raymond Bulambula and Joyce Naliyabu, Marratjiri, (detail), 2017, Ochre, giyapara (mangrove tree timber), whistling kite feathers, corella feathers, rainbow lorikeet feathers, hand twined balgurr (kurrajong) bark, guku galinyin (native bee wax) 105 x 2 in. (#3434-17)

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George Dhangi, Guku Galinyin (Yirritja Bee Hive and Honey Body Paint Design), 2017, Ochre on Eucalyptus Bark, 38.5 x 15 in / 98 x 40cm (#3371-17)

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George Dhangi, Guku Galinyin (Yirritja Bee Hive and Honey Body Paint Design), 2017, Ochre on Eucalyptus Bark, 45.5 x 19 in / 113 x 49cm (#3389-17)

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Judy Lirririnyin, Warrinyu Wanga (Flying Fox Camp), 2017, Ochre on 640gsm Arches Paper, 22 x 15 in / 56 x 38cm (#3423-17)

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Judy Lirririnyin, Kulta (Fire Ceremony), 2017, Ochre on Eucalyptus Bark, 21 x 12 in / 54 x 31cm (#3422-17)

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Margaret Rarru, Bathi Mul (Black Dilly Bag), 2017, Pandanus Fibre and Natural Dyes, 11.5 x 6 in / 25 x 14 x 13cm (#3303-17)

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George Dhangi, Ngarra Dhirramu and Guku Galinyin (Ceremony Man and Yirritja Bee Hive and Honey Body Paint Design), 2017, Ochre on Eucalyptus Bark, 55.5 x 19 in 117 x 52cm (#3392-17) SOLD

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George Milaypuma, Murayana Mokoy ga Yukuwa Mindji (Ancestral Being with Yam Body Paint), 2017, Ochre on Cotton Wood Timber, 37 x 3 in / 96 x 8cm (#3403-17) SOLD

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Raymond Bulambula, Gapu Murnuk at Minirna (Clean and Muddy Salt Water Mixing), 2017, Ochre on Eucalyptus Bark, 21 x 10 in / 54 x 26cm (#3399-17) SOLD

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Margaret Rarru, Bathi Mul (Black Dilly Bag), 2017, Pandanus Fibre and Natural Dyes, 14 x 7.5 in / 36 x 19cm (#3404-17)

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Margaret Rarru, Yothu Bathi (Baby Basket), 2017, Pandanus fibre and natural dyes, 31 x 13.5 x 8 in / 78 x 34 x 21cm (#3250-17)

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George Milaypuma, Murayana Mokoy ga Guku Mindji (Ancestral Being with Bush Honey Body Paint), 2017, Ochre on cotton wood timber, 28 x 3.5 in / 71 x 9cm (#3411-17) SOLD

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Margaret Rarru, Yothu Bathi (Baby Basket), 2017, Pandanus Fibre and Natural Dyes, 31 x 12 x 6 in / 78 x 30 x 16cm (#3251-17)

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Helen Ganalmirriwuy, Larrakitj: Garrawurra Bowarta Ngarra Mindji (Bush Turkey Ceremonial Body Paint Design), 2017, Ochre on Hollow Eucalyptus Timber, 96.5 x 8 in / 245 x 20cm (#3400-17)

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Jack Roy, Larratitja (Malarra Burial Pole), 2017, Ochre on Hollow Eucalyptus Timber, 63.5 x 6 in / 161 x 15cm (#3412-17)

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Joe Dhamanydji, Milminydjarrk at Garriyak (Sacred Waterholes at Garriyak), 2017, Ochre on Hollow Eucalyptus Timber, 60 x 5.5 in / 153 x 14cm (#3375-17)

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Raymond Bulambula, Gapu Murnuk at Minirna (Clean and Muddy Salt Water Mixing), 2017, Ochre on Eucalyptus Bark, 64 x 21 in / 162 x 54cm (#3391-17) SOLD

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Alfred Walpay, Lumba Lumba Marrma (Two Emus), 2017, Ochre on sedge grass, Kakadu plum sap, cotton wood timber, 45 x 45 x 21 in / 115 x 115 x 55cm (variable) (#3401-17)

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Colin Yerrilil, Nyapili (King Brown Snake), 2017, Ochre on Eucalyptus Bark, 39.5 x 13 in / 100 x 33cm (#3390-17)

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Colin Yirrilil, Nyapili (Burial Bole Associated with the King Brown Snake), 2017, Ochre on Hollow Eucalyptus Timber, 61.5 x 5 in / 156 x 13cm (#3374-17) SOLD

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Raymond Bulambula, Larrakitj: Latjin and Giyapara (Mangrove tree and Mangrove Worms Burial Pole), 2017, Ochre on Hollow Eucalyptus Timber, 59.5 x 5.5 in / 151 x 13 x 14cm (#3378-17)

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Helen Ganalmirriwuy, Larrakitj: Milminydjarrk at Garriyak (Sacred Waterholes at Garriyak), 2017, Ochre on Hollow Eucalyptus Timber, 62.5 x 8 in / 159 x 20cm (#3388-17)

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Helen Ganalmirriwuy, Larrakitj: Garrawurra Ngarra Mindji (Ceremonial Body Paint Design), 2016, Ochre on Hollow Eucalyptus Timber, 71 x 4 in / 181 x 11cm (#3150-17)

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George Dhangi, Djalumbu: Gupapuyngu Mindji (Gupapuyngu clan Burial Pole), 2017, Ochre on hollow eucalyptus timber, 62 x 7 in / 157 x 18cm (#3364-17)

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Joe Dhamanydji, Djalambu: Manburi ga Guku (Catfish Bones and Bush Honey), 2017, Ochre on hollow eucalyptus timber, 56.5 x 6 in / 56.5 x 6cm (#3373-17)

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Helen Ganalmirriwuy, Larrakitj: Garrawurra Ngarra Mindji (Ceremonial Body Paint Design), 2016, Ochre on Hollow Eucalyptus Timber, 82 x 5.5 in / 208 x 14cm (#3151-16)

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Margaret Rarru, Larrakitj: Garrawurra Ngarra Mindji (Ceremonial Body Paint Design), 2016, Ochre on hollow eucalyptus timber, 105 x 3.5 in / 267 x 9cm (#3155-16)

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Mandy Batjula, Larrakitj: Garrawurra Ngarra Mindji (Ceremonial Body Paint Design), 2017, Ochre on Hollow Eucalyptus Timber, 67 x 6 in / 171 x 15cm (#3162-16)

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Mandy Batjula, Gaykamangu, Larrakitj: Garrawurra Ngarra Mindji (Ceremonial Body Paint Design), 2016, Ochre on Hollow Eucalyptus Timber, 62.5 x 4 in  / 159 x 10cm (#3167-16)

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George Dhangi, Wagilag Sisters and Dhapilany (Sacred Caterpillars associated with the Wagilag Sisters Story), 2017, Ochre on Eucalyptus Bark, 66 x 23.5 in / 167 x 60cm (#3402-17)

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Helen Ganalmirriwuy, Gunga Mat (Pandanus Mat), 2017, Pandanus Fibre and Natural Dyes, 25.5 in /  72cm diameter / 150cm with fringe (#3410-17)

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Joyce Naliyabu, Gunga Mat (Pandanus Mat), 2017, Pandanus Fibre and Natural Dyes, 22 in / 56cm diameter + fringes (#3409-17) SOLD

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Helen Ganalmirriwuy, Gunga Mat (Black Pandanus Mat), 2017, Pandanus Fibre and Natural Dyes, 29 in / 74cm diameter + fringes (#3334-17)

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Helen Ganalmirriwuy, Larrakitj: Garrawurra Ngarra Mindji (Ceremonial Body Paint Design), 2016, Ochre on Hollow Eucalyptus Timber, 76 x 4 in / 1794 x 11cm (#3165-16)

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Helen Milminydjarrk, Larrakitj: Garrawurra Ngarra Mindji (Ceremonial Body Paint Design), 2016, Ochre on Hollow Eucalyptus Timber, 62.5 x 4 x 4 in / 146 x 15 x 15cm (#3367-16)

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Helen Milminydjarrk, Larrakitj: Garrawurra Ngarra Mindji (Ceremonial Body Paint Design), 2017, Ochre on Hollow Eucalyptus Timber, 78 x 6 x 6 in / 198 x 15 x 15cm (#3370-17)

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Raymond Bulambula, Gapu Murnuk at Minirna (Clean and Muddy Salt Water Mixing), 2017, Ochre on Eucalyptus Bark, 24.5 x 10 in / 62 x 25cm (#3398-17)

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Judy Lirririnyin, Wal’tjan Dhawu (Rain in the Trees), 2017, Ochre on Eucalyptus Bark, 21 x 10 in / 54 x 26cm (#3405-17) SOLD

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Helen Ganalmirriwuy, Gunga Mat (Black Pandanus Mat), 2017, Pandanus Fibre and Natural Dyes, 25 in / 63cm diameter + fringes. (#3355-17)

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Judy Lirririnyin, Wagilag Sisters Barrpa (Shellfish associated with the Wagilag Sisters), 2017, Ochre on 640gsm Arches Paper, 22 x 15 in / 56 x 38cm (3406-17) SOLD

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Margaret Rarru, Bathi Mul (Black Dilly Bag), 2017, Pandanus Fibre and Natural Dyes, 10 x 5.5 in / 25 x 14 x 13cm (#3320-17) SOLD

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