• 6. Bawaliba
  • 6. Bawaliba
  • 6. Bawaliba
  • 6. Bawaliba

Bulanjdjan Lucy Yarawanga

6. Bawaliba


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    • Fibre-tipped pen on paper, framed by Don Whyte
    • Dimensions: 68cm x 68cm
    • Cat No. 287-22

Bulanjdjan Lucy Yarawanga is an experienced Gurr-goni textile artist, who predominately works at Bábbarra Women’s Centre. She works with both lino and screen printing techniques, with her textile designs often referencing her ancestral stories, including various depictions of Bawaliba (Djinkarr spirit woman). Lucy’s painting style, like her personality, is bold and to the point. As well as her native Gurr-goni language – one of the least commonly spoken languages in Arnhem Land, Lucy also speaks another eight Maningrida languages.

Bábbarra Women’s Centre works with women who from more than 12 language groups in the Maningrida region who come together to share knowledge and ideas. The group's main social enterprise, Bábbarra Designs, has been going strong since 1989, designing and hand-printed exquisite textiles that are sold around the world. Each length of fabric is unique and tells the ancestral stories of Arnhem Land country and cultures. "People tell us our designs are bold and elegant, but for us they are more than designs: these designs tell the stories of our lives. They bring a lot of joy to everyone – to us, our families and our customers alike. Working creatively with Bábbarra Designs is a way for us to achieve financial independence, for our community and the next generations."

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