Another sad day for the community and Art Centre at Yirrkala. Buku Larnggay Mulka will be missing one of their most prolific and enthusiastic artists today. Ms N Yunupingu was a wonderful, dynamic and dedicated painter and printmaker at the art centre for many years and her quiet presence, often in the middle of – and dwarfed by – a massive bark or board, was so much a part of daily life there. Thank you for making beautiful etchings, screen prints, carvings…you would happily paint your quirky designs onto anything that was placed in front of you – paper, metal, lino, bark – and often on the board underneath too! I particularly loved the Seven Sisters Project that you and your sisters completed in 2012. This image is one you did on a huge etching plate alongside your family, two of whom have also departed since.
Sad news from Yirrkala
October 21, 2021 Basil Hall