Bruce Wulawula


Wulawula is a Djambarrpuyŋu Wanybarrŋa man whose homeland is a place called Garrata in Buckingham Bay. He lives in Milingimbi with his wife Margaret Balayu, a senior weaver at the art centre, and the rest of their family.  

He was taught to paint when he was a young man by Fred Nanganrralil, his second father and other senior men at Milingimbi. Wulawula paints designs from his Djambarrpuyngu clan, his ŋändipulu (mother’s clan) Gupapuyngu Daygurrgurr clan and his märipulu (maternal grandmother’s clan)Ḻiyagalawumirr Birritjama. 

Wulawula says he enjoys using his knowledge of miny’tji (clan designs), their stories and manikay (ceremonial songs) to provide for his family. He also says it is important to teach his children this through his work so they know what designs belong to who and can learn their stories.




Djambarrpuyŋu, Gupapuyngu 


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Milingimbi Art and Culture Aboriginal Corporation

The Milingimbi Art and Culture Aboriginal Corporation is a community owned Art Centre that maintains an important position in the national art and cultural arena. Milingimbi Art and Culture has a long history of producing works steeped in active cultural practice such as barks, ceremonial poles, carvings and weavings. Works from Milingimbi are integral to important collections in many National and International institutions.


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