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Dick Yambal 1

 Also Known As:         Durrurrnga
 Born:                   1936
 Died:                   Sept 2016
 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


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 NT, 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


Mundine, D., 1995, ‘The food chain starts here: Larrtha’puy – from the mangroves’, Artlink, Vol. 15, No. 1,


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.

Discovery Media, Documentation Pty Ltd, and the Australian

Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Dick Yambal's Artworks