Nganana T-shirt - Bula Bula

$49 $70

Gandayala the Red Kangaroo by Philip Pussycat Gudthaykudthay. 

This T-shirt is a design from the Artists of Bula’bula Arts Centre and is part of the Nganana / Koskela: Art Centre T-shirt Collab.

Born in 1925 in the bush on the outskirts of Ramingining, Central Arnhem Land, Philip Gudthaykudthay was the only child to father Lika and mother Ganinydja of the Djardewitijibi Tribe. Gudthaykudthay inherited his mother’s country, making him a Senior Custodian of Ramingining. Gudthaykudthay learnt the skills of painting in the 1960s, and soon developed an individual style consisting of abstract landscape designs.

Gudthaykudthay created five Dupun (Hollow Logs) for the renowned 1988 Aboriginal Memorial, an installation of 200 Dupun commemorating the deaths of indigenous people since white occupation, now on permanent display at the National Gallery of Australia.

This design is the Gandayala the Red Kangaroo which is the creation ancestor of Ramingining. Philip Pussycat Gudthaykudthay is a djungay (lawman) for Ramingining and this story.

Situated in the remote Arafura Wetlands, Bula’bula Arts services the Yolngu people of Ramingining and surrounding outstations and homelands. The name Bula’bula refers to the message embodied in the song cycle of the areas principal creative being, Gandayala the Red Kangaroo. Bula’bula translates loosely to mean knowledge. The Artists maintain a very strong connection with their traditional culture.

Digitally printed on a 140GSM Certified 100% organic cotton, this raw tee features a relaxed crew neck, long body, raw sleeves and hem. The white tee is a men’s size large, but is a flattering oversized cut for women also.

AUS: Free
NZ: $25
INT: $60

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