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Djalu Gurruwiwi


Djalu Gurruwiwi - Born: c.1940 Moiety: Dhuwa

Medium: Ochres on bark, Yidaki - didgeridoo specialist, printmaking

Djalu is a senior Galpu man who resides at his wife's country (Gumatj) at Gunyunara in Eastern Arnhem Land. 'Bawang' (image PR013 on this Website) symbolically represents the power of the Ancestral being, the Thunderman. As he travels through the country of the Dhuwa moiety clans he brings heavy clouds and rain at the beginning of the wet season. As an independent artist, Djalu visited Northern Editions printmaking workshop at the Northern Territory University in Darwin to design and co-publish this print.

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