2011/0076 Milngurr

Milngurr

Artist

Robert Gunybi GANAMBARR
Aboriginal/Indigenous
Birth:
15 Apr 1973
 in
Miwatj, North East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory

Artwork

Title
Milngurr
Date
2011
Medium/Material
ochre, earth pigment and acrylic binder on rubber
Dimensions
97 x 77 cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased through the Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation: TomorrowFund, 2011
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
2011/0076
Currently not on display

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Milngurr is made from industrial conveyor belt rubber and earth pigments from the artist’s homelands. The work tells the story of the formation of waterholes in Ngaymil country, northeast Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. Salt water, fresh water and the joining of the two are important subjects for the artist. They are a part of his deep cultural knowledge of Country and Yolngu culture. Together they shape his identity and his art.Ganambarr and his peers are responsible for a new, experimental style of Yolngu art. While staying true to traditional Yolngu storytelling conventions, Ganamabarr also expands them by forging new ways of mark-making and using found objects.

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