Gulumbu Yunupingu

DOB: c 1943 - 10 May, 2012

Place of Birth: Arnhem Land, NT - Gunyangara (East Arnhem Land)

Language: Gumatj

Community: Yolngu, NT

Born in Gunyangara in the East Arnhem Land, circa 1943, Gulumbu Yunupingu is an aboriginal artist and women leader from the Yolngu people of Arnhem Land, in the Northern Territory of Australia. Yunupingu is a member of the Gumatj clan and spoke the Gumatj language. She is also the sister of Aboriginal leader Galarrwuy Yunupingu and Mandawuy Yunupingu, the singer from rock band Yothu Yindi.

Winning many awards for her work, she is exhibited in the National Gallery of Australia. In 2004 she won the 21st National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award for a piece entitled Garak (The Universe), which consists of three memorial poles, decorated in her own style, which combines traditional Yolngu designs with her own modern interpretation. In 2012, a painting on wood titled Garrurru (Sail), weighing a tonne and measuring seven by three metres, was installed at the Australian National University. She is widely exhibited around the world and was the opening exhibit in the restored $370 million Quai Branly Museum in Paris.


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