Birrikidji Gumana

Birrikidji Gumana Yirrkala Bark Painter Birrikidji Gumana was a renowned bark-painting artist and a leader of the Yolngu people. He was the father of another famous Aboriginal Artist, Gawirrin Gumana. The aim of this article is to assist readers in identifying if...

Gawarrin Gumana

Gawarrin Gumana Yirrkala Bark Painter Gawarrin Gumana was born in north­eastern Arnhem Land around 1930. He grew up around Gangan,  initiated and learned the customary legends of his land. He was an important traditional leader but he is also an important Bark...

Mithinarri Gurruwiwi

Mithinarri Gurruwiwi Yirrkala Bark Painter Mithinarri Gurruwiwi was an exceptional and prolific bark painter from the Blue Mud Bay area of Northeast Arnhem Land. The aim of this article is to assist readers in identifying if their bark painting is by Mithinarri...

Mitinari Gurruwiwi

Mitinari Gurruwiwi Yirrkala Bark Painter Mitinari Gurruwiwi was an exceptional and prolific bark painter from the Blue Mud Bay area of Northeast Arnhem Land. The aim of this article is to assist readers in identifying if their bark painting is by Mitinari Gurruwiwi....

Midinari Gurruwiwi

Midinari Gurruwiwi Yirrkala Bark Painter Midinari Gurruwiwi was an exceptional and prolific bark painter from the Blue Mud Bay area of Northeast Arnhem Land. The aim of this article is to assist readers in identifying if their bark painting is by Midinari Gurruwiwi....

Djuakan Marika

Djuakan Marika Yirrkala Bark Painter Djuakan Marika was born in 1927 on Bremer Island in Arnhem Land. He was the eldest son of another famous bark painter Mawalan Marika. Djuakan was a member of the Rirratjingu group, Dhuwa moiety of the Yolngu people.   The aim...