Dick Yambal Durrurrnga





Dick Yambal Durrurrnga


Born:   	1936
Region:  	Central Arnhem Land
Community:	Ramingining
Outstation:	Guruwarna
Language:	Liyagalawumirri
Local group:	Birritjama
Social Affiliation:	Dhuwa moiety, Gamarrang subsection

Subjects: 
fish trap, wedu, Gurruwana story, water lily, remu - spangled perch or Saratoga, crow, 

Medium:
Carved and painted hollow log coffins, ochres on bark, woomera, carving, material culture items



Collections::	
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney [work attributed].
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth.
Linden Museum, Stuttgart, Germany.
Milingimbi Collection, MECA, Milingimbi Educational and Cultural Association.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Ramingining Collection, Sydney.
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.


Group Exhibitions:
1984, Objects & Representations from Ramingining, Power Institute [now MCA], Sydney; 
1986, The Third National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of 
      the Northern Territory, Darwin; 
1988, Sydney Biennale.; 
1990, Keepers of the Secrets, Aboriginal Art from Arnhemland, Art Gallery of Western 
      Australia, Perth; 
1992, Crossroads-Towards a New Reality, Aboriginal Art from Australia, National 
      Museums of Modern Art, Kyoto and Tokyo; 
1994, Larrtha'puy-from the Mangroves, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

 
Select Bibliography:		 
Mundine, D., 1995, 'The food chain starts here: Larrtha'puy - from the mangroves', 
Artlink, Vol. 15, No. 1, 46-47. ; 

O'Ferrall, M., 1990, Keepers of the Secrets, Aboriginal Art from Arnhemland in the 
Collection of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth.(C) 

Tweedie, P., 1985, This My Country, A View of Arnhem Land, William Collins Pty Ltd, Sydney.


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