• 24. Djulpan, 2023 (47/50)
  • 24. Djulpan, 2023 (47/50)
  • 24. Djulpan, 2023 (47/50)

Burarrwaŋa Dhalmula #2

24. Djulpan, 2023 (47/50)

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    • Screenprint on Hahnemuhle paper
    • Dimensions: 50.4 x 32.6cm artwork on 67.2 x 49cm paper
    • Cat No. 4711-23-47/50

This print is about the last star called "Djulpan". It is a Yirritja moiety, my grandmother's painting. I watched my grandmother's hands when I was little. This is how I learned to do my own prints. I started working at the Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Art Centre when I was 16 years old and became one of its youngest artists back then, following in my grandmother's footsteps. My grandmother's paintings were about the stars as well, but she used many different colours. I chose these colours because I like it." Burarrwaŋa Dhalmula #2 was born in 1995. "I was born at Nhulunbuy Hospital. My mother is Natjinga Marika. l live in Yirrkala – Recreation Road. I enjoy learning about printmaking and I have a good knowledge of photographic linocut. I would like to learn more about art. My favourite artist was my grandmother Gaymala Yunupingu, she made lots of prints that were very colourful.’ – 2012: Gove Festival – Overall 1st Prize – 2014: Winner of Cotton On Foundation NAIDOC Week Tote Bag Design – Best Artwork


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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