DETAIL : Jimmy BAKER 'Katatjita' 2006 synthetic polymer paint on canvas, Courtesy of Marshall Arts Aboriginal Fine Art Gallery, � Jimmy Baker
Gulumbu YUNUPINGU | Garak the Universe

Australia 1943 /1947
Garak the Universe
larrakitj 2005
natural earth pigments on hollow log
304.0 (h) x 24.0 (w) cm
Purchased 2005
NGA 2005.603
© Gulumbu Yunupingu

Yunupingu’s source of inspiration is Garak the Universe, an important ancestral story – particularly for the Yolgnu of north-east Arnhem Land. Although Garak appears to be a literal representation of the Milky Way, Yunupingu has stated herself that her art is about the entire universe, all the stars that can be seen by the naked eye, and also everything that exists far beyond any scientific expedition or estimation – everything that can be imagined and all that cannot.