This is from the song of the Brolga. She is my clan’s maternal grandmother. She is dancing. And she sings this as her feet leave the ground. She is flying from her nest to her destiny. I am that bird. This is me. I can fly

— Dhambit Mununggurr

Exhibition Dates: 12 October – 6 November 2021

This is from the song of the Brolga.
She is my clan’s maternal grandmother
She is dancing. And she sings this as her feet leave the ground.
She is flying from her nest to her destiny.
I am that bird. This is me.
I can fly

— Dhambit Mununggurr

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to welcome visitors back to the gallery with an exhibition of new works by Yolngu artist, Dhambit Mununggurr. After receiving widespread acclaim for her immersive installation work, Can we all have a happy life?, at the 2020 NGV Triennial, Dhambit was a finalist in the Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the winner of the Telstra Bark Painting Award at the NATSIA Awards at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin in the following year.

Following a car accident in 2007, which left her with life threatening injuries, Dhambit courageously overcame restrictions on her movement and speech to create a distinct and dynamic practice. Durrk - I can fly at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery continues the artist’s foray into the colour blue, a hue that has become the dominant palette for her larger works since 2019.

Dhambit is the daughter of two winners of the First Prize in the NATSIA Awards: Mutitjpuy Mununggurr and Gulumbu Yunupingu. Her grandfathers are Wonggu and Munggurrawuy who themselves are celebrated leaders and artists. She finds acceptance within her community and the art market as an innovator with a deep understanding of Yolngu law and the spiritual forces of her Yolngu country. Dhambit’s work does not mimic others. She presents a fresh perspective in Yolngu designs, creating art made for a higher purpose.

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Dhambit Munuŋgurr Gulyalayala, 2020; 3566-20; earth pigments and acrylic on bark; 185 x 83 cm; more info; enquire
Gulyalayala, 2020
3566-20
earth pigments and acrylic on bark
185 x 83 cm
Dhambit Munuŋgurr Djirikitj, 2021; 2025-21; earth pigments and acrylic on bark; 241 x 103 cm; more info; enquire
Djirikitj, 2021
2025-21
earth pigments and acrylic on bark
241 x 103 cm
Dhambit Munuŋgurr Treaty, 2021; 1468-21; earth pigments and acrylic on bark; 234 x 100 cm; more info; enquire
Treaty, 2021
1468-21
earth pigments and acrylic on bark
234 x 100 cm
Dhambit Munuŋgurr Munggurrawuy fights the Bulldozer, 2020; 4291-20; earth pigments and acrylic on bark; 190 x 81 cm; more info; enquire
Munggurrawuy fights the Bulldozer, 2020
4291-20
earth pigments and acrylic on bark
190 x 81 cm
Dhambit Munuŋgurr Djulpan, 2020; 3073-20; earth pigments and acrylic on bark; 214 x 84 cm; more info; enquire
Djulpan, 2020
3073-20
earth pigments and acrylic on bark
214 x 84 cm
Dhambit Munuŋgurr Wandawuy, 2021; 5071-21; earth pigments and acrylic on bark; 293 x 101 cm; more info; enquire
Wandawuy, 2021
5071-21
earth pigments and acrylic on bark
293 x 101 cm
Dhambit Munuŋgurr Milpun milpun, 2020; 3819-20; earth pigments and acrylic on bark; 192 x 99 cm; more info; enquire
Milpun milpun, 2020
3819-20
earth pigments and acrylic on bark
192 x 99 cm
Dhambit Munuŋgurr Welcoming the Refugees / Scott Morrison and the Treasurer, 2021; 2812-21; 1919-21; earth pigments and acrylic on bark; two panels: 241 x 108 cm; 260 x 102 cm; more info; enquire
Welcoming the Refugees / Scott Morrison and the Treasurer, 2021
2812-21; 1919-21
earth pigments and acrylic on bark
two panels: 241 x 108 cm; 260 x 102 cm
Dhambit Munuŋgurr Manggatharra, 2021; 157-21; earth pigments and acrylic on bark; 204 x 110 cm; more info; enquire
Manggatharra, 2021
157-21
earth pigments and acrylic on bark
204 x 110 cm
Dhambit Munuŋgurr BiranyBirany, 2021; 4660-21; earth pigments and acrylic on bark; 244 x 110 cm; more info; enquire
BiranyBirany, 2021
4660-21
earth pigments and acrylic on bark
244 x 110 cm
Dhambit Munuŋgurr Wandawuy, 2021; earth pigments and acrylic on bark; 279 x 85 cm; more info; enquire
Wandawuy, 2021
earth pigments and acrylic on bark
279 x 85 cm
Dhambit Munuŋgurr Dhakawa at Wandawuy, 2020; 3164-20; earth pigments and acrylic on bark; 186 x 104 cm; more info; enquire
Dhakawa at Wandawuy, 2020
3164-20
earth pigments and acrylic on bark
186 x 104 cm
Dhambit Munuŋgurr Djapu Design (Dhambit Larrakitj), 2020; 2329-20; acrylic on eucalyptus; 370 x 50 x 40 cm; more info; enquire
Djapu Design (Dhambit Larrakitj), 2020
2329-20
acrylic on eucalyptus
370 x 50 x 40 cm
Dhambit Munuŋgurr Milpun milpun Dhambit phosphorescence, 2020; 2575-20; acrylic on eucalyptus; 340 x 40 x 30 cm; more info; enquire
Milpun milpun Dhambit phosphorescence, 2020
2575-20
acrylic on eucalyptus
340 x 40 x 30 cm
Dhambit Munuŋgurr Banumbirr, 2021; 539-21; acrylic on eucalyptus; 395 x 25 x 25 cm; more info; enquire
Banumbirr, 2021
539-21
acrylic on eucalyptus
395 x 25 x 25 cm
Dhambit Munuŋgurr Blue Bäru, 2020; 2078-20; acrylic on eucalyptus; 286 x 40 x 30 cm; more info; enquire
Blue Bäru, 2020
2078-20
acrylic on eucalyptus
286 x 40 x 30 cm
Dhambit Munuŋgurr Banumbirr, 2020; 2941-20; earth pigments and acrylic on bark; 188 x 86 cm; more info; enquire
Banumbirr, 2020
2941-20
earth pigments and acrylic on bark
188 x 86 cm
Dhambit Munuŋgurr Dulk, 2020; 4133-20; earth pigments and acrylic on bark; 202 x 74 cm; more info; enquire
Dulk, 2020
4133-20
earth pigments and acrylic on bark
202 x 74 cm
Dhambit Munuŋgurr Dambung'thun - Dancers at Wandawuy, 2021; 1774-21; earth pigments and acrylic on bark; 178 x 58 cm; more info; enquire
Dambung'thun - Dancers at Wandawuy, 2021
1774-21
earth pigments and acrylic on bark
178 x 58 cm
Dhambit Munuŋgurr Ganbulapula, 2020; 2714-20; earth pigments and acrylic on bark; 173 x 75 cm; more info; enquire
Ganbulapula, 2020
2714-20
earth pigments and acrylic on bark
173 x 75 cm
Dhambit Munuŋgurr My grandfather and the butterflies, 2020; 3361-20; earth pigments and acrylic on bark; 177 x 90 cm; more info; enquire
My grandfather and the butterflies, 2020
3361-20
earth pigments and acrylic on bark
177 x 90 cm
Dhambit Munuŋgurr Dhapi, 2020; 3229-20; earth pigments and acrylic on bark; 182 x 94 cm; more info; enquire
Dhapi, 2020
3229-20
earth pigments and acrylic on bark
182 x 94 cm
Dhambit Munuŋgurr Quail and fire, 2020; 2643-20; earth pigments and acrylic on bark; 147 x 67 cm; more info; enquire
Quail and fire, 2020
2643-20
earth pigments and acrylic on bark
147 x 67 cm
Dhambit Munuŋgurr Naku at Dhuruputjpi, 2021; 1408-21; earth pigments and acrylic on bark; 170 x 88 cm; more info; enquire
Naku at Dhuruputjpi, 2021
1408-21
earth pigments and acrylic on bark
170 x 88 cm