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Nomad Art catalogues

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Title

Nomad Art catalogues

Other title

Seven Sisters

Creator

Nomad Art Darwin

Collection

Nomad Art catalogues; E-Journals; PublicationNT; Nomad Art catalogues

Date

2012

Notes

Barrupu Yunupingu ; Dhopiya Yunupingu ; Dorothy Djakanngu Yunupingu ; Gulumbu Yunupingu (dec) ; Djerrkngu Yunupingu ; Nyapanyapa Yunupingu ; Ranydjupi Yunupingu; This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Publisher name

Nomad Art Darwin

Place of publication

Parap

Series

Nomad Art catalogues

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright

Copyright owner

Nomad Art Darwin

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2021C00044

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/259398

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/498034

Page content

DHOPIYA YUNUPINGU There were many processes applied to this artwork. Dhopiya started by painting the outline of all the harvest and the seven sisters in their canoe using bitumen paint. This was etched and then all the paint removed. She then used a sugar lift to paint the lines and dots in the backgound. Once this was etched she used acetate and drew the white outlines and details in each of the illustrated animals and harvest. Her final step was to paint dots onto another acetate, which sit along the lines of the background. Dhopiya is married to Djalu Gurruwiwi, a senior lawman for the Galpu clan and world reknowned yidaki specialist. She often assists him with finding and making yidaki and paints most of them. She is very experienced with yidaki identification and making and is a very skilled yidaki maker in her own right. After decades living at Gunyungara, Djalu and Dhopiya relocated to his own Galpu clan land at Galaru in 2006. They now live at Butjumurru. Dhopiya has travelled with Djalu to Germany, Asia, the United States and Dubai.