Sacred rocks at Bunamarringarr - flying fox Rangga

George of Ramingining MILPURRURRU: artist

Not On Display

About the work

Milpurrurru, a ceremonial leader for the Ganalpuyngu/Ganalbingu people, was born in the bush south of Mulburrum. Taught to paint by his father - Ngulmarrmarr (c.1911-1977), a bark painter of renown - Milpurrurru gained a reputation as an artist of note in the late 1970s when he refined his style and broadened the subject matter, which became more open to him due to increased ceremonial knowledge. He was living at Maningrida at the time, from where he moved to Ramingining, close to his clan lands. His work appeared in a number of Sydney Biennales, and his art is held in numerous public and private collections. A singer, dancer and ritual leader, he painted in several quite distinctive styles. He also carved sculptures, canoes, tools, weapons, utensils and his own house and studio, as his ancestors had before him. He painted themes from his clan lands, particularly ones associated with the magpie goose and the life of the swamplands.
Sacred rocks at Bunamarringarr - flying fox Rangga
Artist/Maker and role
George of Ramingining MILPURRURRU: artist
ochre on bark
111.0 x 66.2cm
Credit line
Purchased 1985
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession number

This is one of the bark paintings in our collection.