Margaret Matay


Matay was sitting beside her father Binyinyuwuy and watching him paint as a young girl. ‘I was watching him and helping him with his Gnurrungitj, Gamanungku, Miku, Mul, Buthalak (black, white, red, and yellow ochre); and changing his water and mixing his Djalkurrk (bush glue). I learned from him, watching his hands, watching him make brushes from dharpa (bark and wood) for background painting and he cut my hair for his fine brush.’ 

Margaret proudly continues to paint her father’s designs that include ‘Rain on the Trees’ and the Banumbirr (morning star). 





Artist’s Work

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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