Kunmadj: Woven Objects

Gallery 2

24 July – 26 August 2020

 

Fire Stick and Dillybags – on blue by Esther Yarlalla

Esther Yarlalla  |  Fire Stick and Dillybags – on blue

Jap 017432  |  hand printed textile  |  200 x 135 cm

An-gujechiya (Fish Trap) by Bonny Burarn.garra

Bonny Burarn.garra  |  An-gujechiya (Fish Trap)

Jap 017426  |  fibre sculpture  |  156 x 37 cm

An-gujechiya (Fish Trap) by Lorna Jin-gubarrangunyja

Lorna Jin-gubarrangunyja  |  An-gujechiya (Fish Trap)

Jap 017421  |  fibre sculpture  |  121 x 22 x 23 cm

Kunmadj – on light blue by Linda Gurawana

Linda Gurawana  |  Kunmadj – on light blue

Jap 017436  |  hand printed textile  |  195 x 130 cm

Djamo – dog by Vera Cameron

Vera Cameron   |  Djamo – dog

Jap 017408  |  fibre sculpture  |  68 x 20 x 11 cm

An-gujechiya (Fish Trap) by Maureen Ali

Maureen Ali  |  An-gujechiya (Fish Trap)

Jap 017399  |  fibre sculpture  |  150 x 26 cm

An-gujechiya (Fish Trap) by Maureen Ali

Maureen Ali  |  An-gujechiya (Fish Trap)

Jap 017398  |  fibre sculpture  |  200 x 30 cm

Kunmadj – on grey linen by Elizabeth Kala Kala

Elizabeth Kala Kala  |  Kunmadj – on grey linen

Jap 017447  |  hand printed textile  |  585 x 130 cm

Yawkyawk by Yolanda Rostron

Yolanda Rostron  |  Yawkyawk

Jap 017417  |  fibre sculpture  |  110 x 12 x 20 cm

Gold and Blue Dillybag – on white by Jennifer Wurrkidj

Jennifer Wurrkidj  |  Gold and Blue Dillybag – on white

Jap 017448  |  hand printed textile  |  400 x 105 cm

Yawkyawk by Yolanda Rostron

Yolanda Rostron  |  Yawkyawk

Jap 017418  |  fibre sculpture  |  110 x 12 x 20 cm

Kunmadj – Dilly Bag by Freda Ali Wayartja

Freda Ali Wayartja  |  Kunmadj – Dilly Bag

Jap 017424  |  fibre sculpture  |  31 x 15 x 17 cm

Kunmadj – Dilly Bag by Freda Ali Wayartja

Freda Ali Wayartja  |  Kunmadj – Dilly Bag

Jap 017425  |  fibre sculpture  |  27 x 13 x 15 cm

Ngarrbek – Echidna by Gloreen Campion

Gloreen Campion   |  Ngarrbek – Echidna

Jap 017401  |  fibre sculpture  |  30 x 17 cm

Kunmadj – on red by Linda Gurawana

Linda Gurawana  |  Kunmadj – on red

Jap 017435  |  hand printed textile  |  195 x 130 cm

Pandanus Weaving – yellow & pink on white by Kylie Hall

Kylie Hall  |  Pandanus Weaving – yellow & pink on white

Jap 017434  |  hand printed textile  |  200 x 140 cm

Mandjabu by Deborah Wurrkidj

Deborah Wurrkidj  |  Mandjabu

Jap 017413  |  ochre pigments on bark  |  143 x 31 cm

Bawaliba – gold & silver on blue by Lucy Yarawonga

Lucy Yarawonga  |  Bawaliba – gold & silver on blue

Jap 017433  |  hand printed textile  |  190 x 135 cm

Fishtrap – green, orange and black by Raylene Bonson

Raylene Bonson   |  Fishtrap – green, orange and black

Jap 017438  |  hand printed textile  |  290 x 105 cm

Kunmadj – on denim blue by Linda Gurawana

Linda Gurawana  |  Kunmadj – on denim blue

Jap 017440  |  hand printed textile  |  300 x `130 cm

Fishtrap – pink & yellow by Raylene Bonson

Raylene Bonson  |  Fishtrap – pink & yellow

Jap 017437  |  hand printed textile  |  200 x 105 cm

Fire Stick and Dillybags – brown on grey by Esther Yarlalla

Esther Yarlalla  |  Fire Stick and Dillybags – brown on grey

Jap 017442  |  hand printed textile  |  305 x 130 cm

Manjabu by Jennifer Wurrkidj

Jennifer Wurrkidj  |  Manjabu

Jap 017400  |  ochre pigments on bark  |  64 x 25 cm

Kunmadj – Dilly Bag by Melba Gunjarrwanga

Melba Gunjarrwanga  |  Kunmadj – Dilly Bag

Jap 017411  |  ochre pigments on bark  |  115 x 25 cm

Karrbarda Yam and Dillybag – on brown by Deborah Wurrkidj

Deborah Wurrkidj  |  Karrbarda Yam and Dillybag – on brown

Jap 017439  |  hand printed textile  |  306 x 110 cm

Fishtrap – white & rose on navy by Susan Marrawarr

Susan Marrawarr  |  Fishtrap – white & rose on navy

Jap 017446  |  hand printed textile  |  415 x 140 cm

Coiled Basket by Laura Runggiwanga

Laura Runggiwanga  |  Coiled Basket

Jap 017428  |  fibre sculpture  |  19 x 14 cm

Pandanus Weaving – green & pink on green by Kylie Hall

Kylie Hall  |  Pandanus Weaving – green & pink on green

Jap 017441  |  hand printed textile  |  320 x 140 cm

Fishtrap – gold & red on black by Susan Marrawarr

Susan Marrawarr  |  Fishtrap – gold & red on black

Jap 017445  |  hand printed textile  |  145 x 135 cm

Wak three panels – on blue by Deborah Wurrkidj

Deborah Wurrkidj  |  Wak three panels – on blue

Jap 017443  |  hand printed textile  |  200 x 130 cm

Burlupurr – Dilly Bag by Beverley England Gararrpa

Beverley England Gararrpa  |  Burlupurr – Dilly Bag

Jap 017414  |  fibre sculpture  |  19 x 16 cm

Burlupurr – Dilly Bag by Freda Ali Wayartja

Freda Ali Wayartja  |  Burlupurr – Dilly Bag

Jap 017422  |  fibre sculpture  |  23 x 10 cm

Wak three panels – on cream by Deborah Wurrkidj

Deborah Wurrkidj  |  Wak three panels – on cream

Jap 017444  |  hand printed textile  |  200 x 130 cm

Burlupurr – Dilly Bag by Winnie Mason

Winnie Mason  |  Burlupurr – Dilly Bag

Jap 017402  |  fibre sculpture  |   42 x 42 cm

Burlupurr – Dilly Bag by Winnie Mason

Winnie Mason  |  Burlupurr – Dilly Bag

Jap 017404  |  fibre sculpture  |  22 x 15 x 14 cm

Burlupurr – Dilly Bag by Winnie Mason

Winnie Mason  |  Burlupurr – Dilly Bag

Jap 017403  |  fibre sculpture  |  37 x 34 cm

Burlupurr – Dilly Bag by Winnie Mason

Winnie Mason  |  Burlupurr – Dilly Bag

Jap 017405  |  fibre sculpture  |  25 x 17 cm

Kunmadj – Dilly Bag by Melba Gunjarrwanga

Melba Gunjarrwanga  |  Kunmadj – Dilly Bag

Jap 017412  |  ochre pigments on bark  |  105 x 39 cm

Burlupurr – Dilly Bag by Beverley England Gararrpa

Beverley England Gararrpa  |  Burlupurr – Dilly Bag

Jap 017415  |  fibre sculpture  |  17 x 12 cm

Burlupurr – Dilly Bag by Beverley England Gararrpa

Beverley England Gararrpa  |  Burlupurr – Dilly Bag

Jap 017416  |  fibre sculpture  |  15 x 13 x 14 cm

Kun-madj Dilly Bag Design by David Brian

David Brian  |  Kun-madj Dilly Bag Design

Jap 017419  |  mako (didjeridu)  |  149 x 7 cm

Bonglin Bonglin by David Brian

David Brian  |  Bonglin Bonglin

Jap 017420  |  mako (didjeridu)  |  139 x 7 cm

Djamo – dog by Vera Cameron

Vera Cameron   |  Djamo – dog

Jap 017407  |  fibre sculpture  |  22 x 76 x 12 cm

Coiled Basket by Mary Na-Balangkarra

Mary Na-Balangkarra  |  Coiled Basket

Jap 017406  |  fibre sculpture  |  36 x 39 x 42 cm

An-gujechiya (Fish Trap) by Freda Ali Wayartja

Freda Ali Wayartja  |  An-gujechiya (Fish Trap)

Jap 017423  |  fibre sculpture  |  130 x 25 cm

Djamo – dog by Vera Cameron

Vera Cameron   |  Djamo – dog

Jap 017409  |  fibre sculpture  |  80 x 15 x 29 cm

Djamo – dog by Vera Cameron

Vera Cameron   |  Djamo – dog

Jap 017410  |  fibre sculpture  |  77 x 12 x 22 cm

Artists from Babbarra Women’s Centre in Arnhem Land curate an exhibition on the theme of Kunmadj or woven vessels. This is the Kuninjku word used for material culture or woven objects including dilly bags, while fish traps are referred to as mandjabu . The exhibition theme showcases ancient and contemporary knowledge, and reflects the craft associated with the dilly bag which is both a sacred ceremonial symbol and a utilitarian object.

The women artists produce many various screen print designs depicting fish traps and dilly bags in different styles and formats, using all natural fibres in silks, linens and cottons. Artists at Maningrida Arts and Culture produces the woven fibre dilly bags and fish traps, made from leaves of the pandanus tree. The region around Maningrida is home to over 100 clan groups who speak 12 different languages. This exhibition is presented in association with Babbarra Women’s Centre.

Fibre artists from Maningrida Arts and Culture contribute sculptures and artefacts that reflect the theme, including bark paintings, woven fish traps, dilly bags and baskets, and fibre sculptures of dogs and Yawk Yawk figures. The exhibition is on display from 24 July to 26 August 2020.