Visual Art


Ŋarraku mulkurr milŋurr. Ŋarraku rumbal Gunduyŋuru. (My mind is the spring. My body the Shark)
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Presented by SALON Art Projects and Outstation Gallery in association with Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Art Centre

Artist Binygurr Wirrpanda is Chair of Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Art Centre and is a senior ceremonial leader in his Community. In this latter role he needs to be fully versed in the poetic law of the creation but also needs to convey the authority and sensitivity to lead ceremonies involving hundreds of people over multiple weeks. This balance has always been present in his art. The power of his knowledge of the sacred designs has been expressed through a delicacy of hand and figurative expressiveness which belies their seriousness.

Binygurr was brought up at his ancestral homeland of Dhuruputjpi. He began to paint for the Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Centre in 2005 as the ‘Young Guns’ exhibition was being put together. In the following decade he concentrated upon his ceremonial responsibilities and then moved to his wife’s homeland of Birany Birany on the East coast of the Miwatj region. This coincided with a more prominent ceremonial role and a return to art production. His ironwood sculpture and distinctive renditions of Dhudi Djapu law on bark and metal are renowned for individuality and high quality.

  • Image Binygurr Wirrpanda, untitled, 2022, etched steel

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