Approximately Infinite Universe: Naminapu Maymuru-White & Gulama Muymuru

Published by: The Cross Art Projects | 2-Dec-2020
Life on earth began in a swirling cloud of stardust. Approximately Infinite Universe considers the multiple meanings found in imaginative and traditional mappings of time, life and death.
Venue: The Cross Art Projects
Address: 8 Llankelly Place, Kings Cross 2011
Date: 4 December to 28 January 2021
Call: (02) 9357 2058
Naminapu paints the night sky and light that has been traveling for thousands, sometimes millions of years across space and time; she studies MilÅ‹iyawuy / Milky Way or River of Stars, as a three-dimensional forest or rivers of galaxies. Galama Maymuru (the late) , contemplates death here on earth. Both are part of the same complex mortuary and belief system that is everywhen. (W.E.H Stanner, 'The Dreaming', 1953).

Mrs Maymuru was the daughter of the great artist Narritjin Maymuru and under his instruction was one of the first generation of Yolngu women to become a major artist using sacred clan designs. This renaissance happened during the early days of the Homeland Movement. From the mid-1970s, Narritjin established the Mangalili homeland of Djarrakpi (extensively documented by Ian Dunlop of Film Australia in the twenty two films of the Yirrkala Film Project).

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