Bonnie Burangarra

Bonny Burangarra belongs to the Burarra / Walamungu people and is a internationally celebrated fibre artist. Bonny grew up, and continues to live, on her ancestral country at Yilan in the Cape Stewart area. She is a Traditional owner of Yilan as well as Yurrwi (Milingimbi Island).

Bonny and her husband Jacky Maranbarra are two of few remaining master an-gujechiya (jungle vine fish trap) makers. Examples of their work are held in many public and private collections. Bonny also makes beautiful gulukurr (bathi or dilly bags) and bamugura / ŋaṉmarra (conical mat used to wrap or cover babies, or young girls during coming of age ceremony).

Bonny has the wisdom, strength and gentleness of a women that has spent her entire life living on her homeland with her ancestral culture engrained in her everyday life. Her artwork has been exhibited extensively and Bonny is represented by both Maningrida Arts and Milingimbi Art and Culture.






Bonny Burangarra, Angidjatjiya Milarr (jungle vine fish trap), dimensions variable 2019