• 26. Goŋu, 2016 (8/26)
  • 26. Goŋu, 2016 (8/26)
  • 26. Goŋu, 2016 (8/26)
  • 26. Goŋu, 2016 (8/26)

Nalkuma Burarrwanga

26. Goŋu, 2016 (8/26)

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"As you can see the triangle represents the clouds. The four stingrays represent yothu yindi, mother and child. The circle in the middle is called Goŋu which is where the stingrays meet. The dots represent the dust from the stingrays which are the clouds. this is a Gumatj design and the stinray are Gaŋalkmirri."

    • Colour reduction linocut on BK Rives paper
    • Dimensions: 47cm x 32cm artwork on 57cm x 48cm paper
    • Cat No. 3726-16-8/26

Nalkuma Burarrwanga (b 1973) in an artist working with Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre, Yirrkala. Their Clan is Gumatj, Moity is Yirritja and Homeland is Bawaka.


Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Centre is the Indigenous community controlled art centre of Northeast Arnhem Land. Located in Yirrkala, a small Aboriginal community on the northeastern tip of the Top End of the Northern Territory, approximately 700km east of Darwin. The primarily Yolŋu (Aboriginal) staff of around twenty services Yirrkala and the approximately twenty-five homeland centres in the radius of 200km.

In the 1960’s, Narritjin Maymuru set up his own beachfront gallery from which he sold art that now graces many major museums and private collections. He is counted among the art centre’s main inspirations and founders, and his picture hangs in the museum. His vision of Yolŋu-owned business to sell Yolŋu art that started with a shelter on a beach has now grown into a thriving business that exhibits and sells globally.

Today Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Centre consists of two divisions; the Yirrkala Art Centre which represents Yolŋu artists exhibiting and selling contemporary art and The Mulka Project which acts as a digital production studio and archiving centre incorporating the museum.

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