Autumnal Colours - Yawkyawk
Yawkyawk by Anniebell Marrngamarrnga of Maningrida Arts and Culture.
Autumnal Colours showcases the exquisite beauty of the changing of the seasons and the colours of our natural landscapes as captured by artists who share their interpretations across the mediums of ceramics, glass, jewellery, metal and textiles.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
"I learnt how to weave from my mother, Nancy Djulumba, who passed away a long time ago . I first made coiled baskets, twined bags and string bags. I then learned how to paint from my husband [Dick Nadjolorro].
My favourite subject is the yawkyawk spirit who lives in the water at Kubumi. It is my husband’s Dreaming. I represent her in my bark paintings, in my timber carvings and also in my weaving.
I came with the idea to make flat yawkyawk from pandanus [Pandanus spiralis]. My husband helps me to build the bamboo frame and I then weave with colourful pandanus in the same technique I used when making twined bags. I use lots of different colours and I like it. Colours are important in my work."
– Anniebell Marrngamarrnga, interview by Apolline Kohen at Maningrida Arts and Culture, 12 February 2007
Maningrida Arts & Culture is a pre-eminent site of contemporary cultural expression and art-making, abundant with highly collectable art and emerging talent. Established in 1973 and based in Arnhem Land, Australia.
Dimensions: H 1180 x W 410 x D 30mm
Materials: Pandanus and Natural Dyes
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Handmade in Australia.