Bamugura, Get, Dhomala ga Mät (#2-20)


Mandy Batjula is the niece of Margaret Rarru and Helen Ganalmirriwuy who are renowned for their singular use of black pandanus. Batjula is a relatively young artist however her dedication to her craft has been acknowledged by senior artists, Rarru and Ganalmirriwuy, given her permission to create black weavings in her own style. Other Yolŋu artists use small amounts of black in their work yet respect that the singular or dominant use of black belongs to Rarru. 

In this piece Batjula has created contrasting bands of mottled orange. Like the black, the orange has been achieved through a process of immersion dying using plant materials harvested locally. The pandanus fibre is also harvested from the Crocodile Islands and prepared by the artist. 

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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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