Notebook Dhambit Mununggurr Narrpiya 2019
To celebrate Dhambit Munuŋgurr’s participation in NGV Triennial 2020 – 2021, Can we all have a happy life 2019–2020, the NGV design store has collaborated with Munuŋgurr to create a range of merchandise including this spiral bound notebook featuring Ŋarrpiya; the perfect place to jot down all your creative notes and ideas.
The work was created at Buku- Larrŋgay Mulka Centre, a Yolŋu-owned art centre located in the small Aboriginal community of Yirrkala in Northeast Arnhem Land. It is customary for artists from this region, who paint Country and its stories, to paint with ochres collected from the natural environment. Ochres and other pigments are ground against a flat stone, mixed with water and glue, then applied with a marwat (human hairbrush) to single sheets of stringybark. In 2005 Munuŋgurr was given special permission to use acrylic paint, following a car accident that left her using a wheelchair and made it more challenging for her to manipulate natural pigments around a bark canvas. This significant concession has enabled Munuŋgurr to become the first artist at Buku to use the colour blue in Yolŋu art.
Approx. 50 blank pages.
Dimensions: 210mm x 148mm
Exclusive to the NGV design store
Djapu 1968 --
synthetic polymer paint on Stringybark (Eucalyptus Sp.)
192 x 97cm
© Dhambit Munuŋgurr, courtesy of Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Centre