Gungura (Spiralling Wind), 2008

36 Samuel Namunjdja (born 1926)
Gungura (Spiralling Wind), 2008
natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
79.5 x 55.0 cm (irregular)
inscribed verso: Maningrida Arts and Culture cat. 2681-08
Sold for $6,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 15 - 21 July 2010, Melbourne


Maningrida Arts and Culture, Northern Territory
The Collection of William and Lucy Mora, Melbourne

This painting is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Maningrida Arts and Culture, which reads in part: ‘Samuel Namunjdja has painted Gungura, the spiralling wind associated with several sites in the Kardbam clan. On one level, this painting can be interpreted as a depiction of the kinds of mini cyclones common during the wet season in Arnhem Land where the artist lives. In this painting, Gungura also relates to specifically to a site calle Bilwoyinj, near Mankorlod on Samuel Namunjdja’s clan estate.’