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© Banduk Marika/ Licensed by Viscopy, 2017


Date: 1992
Sheet: 755 x 527 mm
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Copyright: © Banduk Marika
Object Name: Linocut
Object No: 00031659

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    Banduk Marika depicts Daymiri the sacred whale totem which has ancestral connections to the Rirratjingu clan. Daymiri is associated with landforms such as the dome shaped sacred rock Manhala and the saltwater country close to Yirrkala. Editioned 5/35.
    SignificanceBanduk Marika is an internationally renowned printmaker who bases her work on traditional stories and traditional art.
    HistoryBanduk Marika is a prominent artist of Eastern Arnhem Land. Banduk was the first Yolngu printmaker and has had a number of solo and group exhibitions of her prints. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Sydney School of Art, East Sydney Technical College, Flinders University, the Canberra School of Art and Warrnambool TAFE.
    While she is a mostly printmaker Banduk has also worked with different mediums including bark. One of her early bark paintings was awarded the Telstra Bark Painting Award at the 22nd Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award in 2005. She has also worked with Film Australia as a translator on the film Women of the Sun and has appeared in three others: Bride for All Seasons!, Flight into Hell and Cactus. She directed Banduk, which won the major International Children's Film award, and was involved in the making of a documentary, Dream-Time, Machine-Time, for ABC television.
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