• Doddorok (rock pigeon)
  • Doddorok (rock pigeon)
  • Doddorok (rock pigeon)
  • Doddorok (rock pigeon)

Joe Guymala

Doddorok (rock pigeon)


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    • Lithograph on paper
    • Dimensions: 56x38cm
    • Cat No. 1136-23-4/30
    • Edition 4/30


Joe Guymala lives and works in Gunbalanya. He frequently spends time Manmoyi, his outstation in Western Arnhemland and is the grandson of Namerredje (John) Guymala. He has toured nationally as a musican with Nabarlek Band and Mimih Band and helped to write many songs with his knowledge of traditional stories and country. Guymala’s work is often playful and documents his contemporary day to day life out bush, he also acknowledges his forefathers paintings in the rock shelters of Arnhemland as a great source of inspiration. Joe works exclusively in natural ochre’s using ‘Manyilk’ a thin grass brush to apply line after line, layer after layer to create his very powerful and unique compositions. In January 2020, Joe Guymala went on a residency at the Kluge Ruhe Collection in Virginia and opened two exhibitions in the town.


Injalak Arts has been a centre for art, craft and community since it’s opening in 1989. The centre are based in Gunbalanya, an Aboriginal community of 1200 in West Arnhem Land at the top of the Northern Territory in Australia. In Kunwinjku, the language of our artists, Injalak means shelter. The team pride themselves on creating a safe place for culture, creativity and knowledge to bloom within the community. With over 200 active members – artists, weavers and craftspeople from Gunbalanya and surrounding homelands, Injalak's year-round production of art is inspired by connection to culture, country and people.


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