Senior Artist & Director
Raymond Bulambula was born in Milingimbi and raised at Rapuma Island, his mother’s country, to the east. His father Djimbun was very old when Raymond was growing up and he was raised primarily by his four mothers and maternal uncle. When he was a young man, Raymond set off to his country and father’s country at Langarra Island and learned his sacred stories from his father’s nephews.
Raymond makes art from three tribes, the Burrnumbirr (morning star) belongs to his mothers side (Gurryindi), he also makes the Burrnumbirr from Mallarra side (grandson for Gurriyindi tribe). Most of his painting work comes from the Mandjikay, Wobulkarra side which belongs to Langarra. He paints mainly Latjin (mangrove worm and tree), Monuk Gapu (dirty salt and fresh water with bubles) which flows to from the creek to the sea and the Warraka (cycad) amongst others.
Langarra (Howard Island)