AVAILABLE WORKS

Malaluba Gumana

BUKU-LARRNGGAY MULKA ART CENTER

Born: c.1955
Moiety: Yirritja
Clan: Dhalwangu, Nungburundi
Region: East Arnhem Land

MEDIUMS

Bark paintings
Memorial poles 

 

BIOGRAPHY

Father was Gumuk Gumana, mother was Marratj Gurruwiwi. A very fine exponent of marwat- the cross hatching technique using a ‘hair brush’. Malaluba mainly paints her mother’s Gålpu clan designs of dhatam (waterlilly), djari (rainbow), djayku (filesnake) and wititj (olive python). From 2006 onwards her art center encouraged her to produce larger and more complex works to fully explore her fluid and spontaneous hand. She embraced this opportunity wholeheartedly and tapped a vein of prolific production. An exhibition of her bark and hollow logs sold out in July 2008 at Niagara Galleries in Melbourne.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Catalogue: 17th Biennale of Sydney - The Beauty of Distance, Songs of Survival, in a Precarious Age. ISBN 978 0 64652 794 9
2010 Yalari Brisbane Gala Dinner Catalogue 

COLLECTIONS

Woodside Energy Ltd. Art Collection
National Gallery of Australia
Estate of Kerry Packer
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Larrakitj Collection of Kerry Stokes

AWARDS

Use of her Dhatam imagery for Garma 2008 t shirt and promotional material
Winner 2013 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award Best Bark Prize