Gapu Murnuk

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.

Please direct enquiries to our Studio Coordinator.

George Dhangi (Deceased),Guku Galinyin (Yirritja Bee Hive and Honey Body Paint Design), Ochre on Eucalyptus Bark, 98 x 40 in / 38.5 x 16cm, 2017 (#3371-17)

$1950 US / $2450 AU

George Dhangi (Deceased)Wagilag Sisters and Dhapilany (Sacred Caterpillars associated with the Wagilag Sisters Story), Ochre on Eucalyptus Bark, 66 x 23.5 in. 2007, (#3402-17)

$2500 US / $3100 AU

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

$2250 US / $2750 AU

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

$1100 US / $1350 AU

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

$1850 US / $2250 AU

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

$1200 US / $1450 AU

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

$1100 US / $1350 AU

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

$2200 US / $2700 AU

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

$2000 US / $2500 AU

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

$2000 US / $2500 AU

George Dhangi (Deceased)Djalambu: Gupapuyngu Mindji ( Gupapuyngu clan Burial Pole)
Ochre on Hollow Eucalyptus Timber, 62 x 7 in / 157 x 18cm , 2017, (#3364-17)

$1850 US / $2250 AU

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

$2000 US / $2500 AU

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

$2000 US/ $2500 AU
Please send enquiry to [email protected]

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

$1800 US / $2250 AU

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

$2200 US / $2900 AU

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

$1100 US / $1350 AU

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

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

$1100 US / $1350 AU

Margaret Rarru, Bathi Mul (Black Dilly Bag), Pandanus Fibre and Natural Dyes, 11.5 x 6 in / 29 x 15 cm, 2017, (#3303-17)

$650 US / $800 AU
Please send enquiry to [email protected]

The Gapu Murnuk  exhibition was first displayed at the Embassy of Australia Washington D.C. in October, 2017. In May 2018 it was exhibited  at  Animal Logic, Los Angeles. 

Milingimbi Art and Culture Aboriginal Corporation

The Milingimbi Art and Culture Aboriginal Corporation is a community owned Art Centre that maintains an important position in the national art and cultural arena. Milingimbi Art and Culture has a long history of producing works steeped in active cultural practice such as barks, ceremonial poles, carvings and weavings. Works from Milingimbi are integral to important collections in many National and International institutions.

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