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Maningrida Paintings

Maningrida Paintings

Maningrida

Maningrida community in the central northern Arnhem Land coast is in the traditional homelands of the Kunibidji people and is one of the country’s largest Aboriginal communities, with over 2000 residents. The community is located on the coastal estuary of the Liverpool River and is five-hundred kilometres east of the regional capital of Darwin.

The name of the community derives from Kunibidji word “Manayingkarirra”, meaning “the place where Dreaming changed shape”. In the late 1940s Maningrida was established as a trading post for local Aboriginal people, with the aim of providing trade income and to give a viable alternative for people considering travelling to Darwin. At this time this was the first contact to be initiated since the original visit of explorer and map-maker Matthew Flinders in the early 1800s.

Maningrida is a intensely multilingual community – languages spoken there include Rembarrnga, Dangbon/Dalabon, Burarra, eastern Kunwinku, Wurlaki, Kune, Djinang, Ndjébbana, Gunnartpa, Nakkara, Ganalbingu, Kunbarlang, Gupapuyngu and Gurrgoni. Many of the people have skills in at least three of these languages. This diversity is reflected in the wide range of religious ceremonies and varying artistic forms found in dance, music and art.

During the 1950s the settlement became a mission and in 1957 was officially named Maningrida. An art centre was formed there in 1973 – the Maningrida Arts and Culture centre – which has gone on to become one of Australia’s longest running art centres, focussed on Aboriginal arts and crafts. The art centre presents the work of over 250 artists from the area, supporting artists living in thirty outstations and on their traditional lands. Maningrida Arts and Culture centre has a major role in fostering cultural practice and supporting generations of artists, as well as providing a cultural keeping-place where traditional culture and ideas can be viewed and passed on. Much of the art work is based around traditional materials and practice – ochre paintings on bark, ceremonial carvings and poles, hand woven fish traps and woven fibre baskets and mats.

Doris Gingingara
Hamish Garrgarrku (Karrkarrhba)

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Fish Trap by Lorna Jin-gubarrangunyja

Lorna Jin-gubarrangunyja  |  Fish Trap

Jap 011214  |  jungle vine fibre  |  135 x 30 cm

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Hunting for Ducks and Geese by Doris Gingingara

Doris Gingingara  |  Hunting for Ducks and Geese

Jap 011128  |  limited edition silkscreen  |  59 x 42 cm

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Waterholes by Hamish Garrgarrku (Karrkarrhba)

Hamish Garrgarrku (Karrkarrhba)  |  Waterholes

Jap 011572  |  ochre on bark  |  120 x 44 cm

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Ngalyod – Rainbow Serpent by Hamish Garrgarrku (Karrkarrhba)

Hamish Garrgarrku (Karrkarrhba)  |  Ngalyod – Rainbow Serpent

Jap 011573  |  ochre on bark  |  132 x 50 cm

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Crocodile Hunting Barramundi by Doris Gingingara

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Jap 011136  |  limited edition silkscreen  |  59 x 42 cm

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Wind Dreaming & Waterhole by Hamish Garrgarrku (Karrkarrhba)

Hamish Garrgarrku (Karrkarrhba)  |  Wind Dreaming & Waterhole

Jap 011574  |  ochre on bark  |  141 x 43 cm

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The Wind at Mankolod by Hamish Garrgarrku (Karrkarrhba)

Hamish Garrgarrku (Karrkarrhba)  |  The Wind at Mankolod

Jap 011575  |  ochre on bark  |  156 x 44 cm

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Waterhole at Barlpamarra by Hamish Garrgarrku (Karrkarrhba)

Hamish Garrgarrku (Karrkarrhba)  |  Waterhole at Barlpamarra

Jap 011576  |  ochre on bark  |  150 x 48 cm

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Fish Trap – Angujechiya by Hamish Garrgarrku (Karrkarrhba)

Hamish Garrgarrku (Karrkarrhba)  |  Fish Trap – Angujechiya

Jap 011569  |  ochre on bark  |  138 x 47 cm

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Emu and Turkey by Doris Gingingara

Doris Gingingara  |  Emu and Turkey

Jap 011132  |  limited edition silkscreen  |  65 x 50 cm

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Munbunda – Bush Tucker by Doris Gingingara

Doris Gingingara  |  Munbunda – Bush Tucker

Jap 011127  |  limited edition silkscreen  |  59 x 42 cm

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Lorrkon – Hollow Log by Hamish Garrgarrku (Karrkarrhba)

Hamish Garrgarrku (Karrkarrhba)  |  Lorrkon – Hollow Log

Jap 010984  |  Ochre on Wood  |  156 x 19 cm

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Banishment of the Goanna by Doris Gingingara

Doris Gingingara  |  Banishment of the Goanna

Jap 011138  |  limited edition silkscreen  |  70 x 50 cm

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Rainstorm Magic by Doris Gingingara

Doris Gingingara  |  Rainstorm Magic

Jap 011129  |  limited edition silkscreen  |  59 x 42 cm

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Raindrops and Puddles by Doris Gingingara

Doris Gingingara  |  Raindrops and Puddles

Jap 011131  |  limited edition silkscreen  |  65 x 49 cm

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Garriwa – Long Necked Turtle by Doris Gingingara

Doris Gingingara  |  Garriwa – Long Necked Turtle

Jap 011134  |  limited edition silkscreen  |  65 x 50 cm

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Emu and Bush Turkey by Doris Gingingara

Doris Gingingara  |  Emu and Bush Turkey

Jap 011137  |  limited edition silkscreen  |  92 x 40 cm

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Fish Trap by Lorna Jin-gubarrangunyja

Lorna Jin-gubarrangunyja  |  Fish Trap

Jap 011213  |  jungle vine fibre  |  130 x 30 cm

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Djunuwiny by Doris Gingingara

Doris Gingingara  |  Djunuwiny

Jap 011135  |  limited edition silkscreen  |  65 x 50 cm

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