Naminapu Maymuru-White
ENCOUNTERS: Art Basel Hong Kong 2024
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
28 Mar – 31 Mar 24
Exhibition Text
ENCOUNTERS: Larrakitj Forest

Larrakitj Forest recalls the way in which the Yolŋu people move through the world – through this gathering of Larrakitj ceremonial poles, rendered in scintillating surfaces of black, white, and grey ochres. The Yolŋu are First Nations peoples inhabiting northeastern Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia. Yolŋu art involves a continuous dialogue between abstraction and representation – a conversation connected to the deep meanings of Yolŋu life and an intimate relationship with the natural world.

Naminapu Maymuru-White‘s (b.1952, Djarrakpi) paintings on the surface of the Larrakitj poles depict the Milky Way as it is experienced by the artist and convey how everything is connected: stars, water, sky, ground, river, kin, the painted Larrakitj, and the artist’s hand. Maymuru-White witnesses the passage of time through the ceaseless transformations of the elements, and the cosmos serve as evidence of all that we have all met and how we live in this present moment.

Selected Works
Dropdown IconInstallation Views

Sullivan+Strumpf acknowledge the Indigenous People of this land, the traditional custodians on whose Country we work, live and learn. We pay respect to Elders, past and present, and recognise their continued connection to culture, land, waters and community.

Copyright © 2023. All Rights Reserved.
ABN 23 109 668 215
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Sullivan + Strumpf Logo