• Gulumbu, Barrupu, Dhopiya, Djakanngu and Nyapanyapa
in the courtyard at Buku Larrnggay Mulka
  • The seven stars drying in the sun
  • The Seven Stars by the Seven Yunupingu sisters etching, 50 x 100cm
  • Seven Sisters - Barrupu by Barrupu Yunupingu etching, 50 x 100cm
  • Seven Sisters Dhopiya by Dhopiya Yunupingu, etching, 50 x 100cm
  • Seven Sisters - Djakanngu by Djakanngu Yunupingu etching, 50 x 100cm
  • Seven Sisters – Djerrkngu by Djerrkngu Yunupingu etching, 50 x 100cm
  • Seven Sisters – Nyapanyapa by Nyapanyapa Yunupingu etching, 50 x 100cm
  • Seven Sisters – Ranydjupi by Ranydjupi Yunupingu etching, 50 x 100cm
  • Seven Sisters – Gulumbu by Gulumbu Yunupingu (dec) etching, 50 x 100cm
  • Ganyu Gallery is one of the highlights of the 2012 Darwin Festival as Festival Park is transformed into a magical night-time gallery with no walls.

Seven Sisters

10 August - 26 August 2012

Seven Sisters is a series of eight limited edition etchings celebrating the ancestry of the seven Yunupingu sisters from North-east Arnhem Land. The Seven Sisters is a creation story told in many parts of Australia. The story is based on the two constellations of stars known as the Pleiades and Orion.

 

The Yunupingu Sisters are:

Barrupu Yunupingu

Dhopiya Yunupingu

Dorothy Djakanngu Yunupingu

Gulumbu Yunupingu (dec)

Djerknngu Yunupingu

Nyapanyapa Yunupingu

Ranydjupi Yunupingu

 

Seven Sisters will be shown at the Ganyu (Star) Gallery, one of the highlights of the 2012 Darwin Festival, as Festival Park is transformed into a magical night-time gallery with no walls.

 

The Ganyu Gallery will also feature a new body of associated etchings that for the first time really emphasise the power of the marwat- hair brush which is one of NE Arnhem’s distinctive traits and strengths.

 

View the Seven Sisters Catalogue

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