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Kylie Gatjawarrawuy Mununggurr

“I learnt to draw at school. When I stayed out bush I sat with my grandmother and watched her paint. I used to get boxes and paint on them. She painted with ochres and glue. Later she showed me how to make the marawat (hair) brush to do the fine line work. Since then I have learnt how to use acrylics as well. Painting keeps me busy and relaxed. I like to paint all the animals and the country.”

Kylie was born in Darwin and moved to Gapuwiyak with her mother where she started school.  When a school opened on her grandmother’s country Raymaŋgirr Kylie went to school there. The language of Raymaŋgirr is Marraŋu but this story is told in Djambarrpuyŋu because everyone understands Djambarrpuyŋu in North-east Arnhem Land, although there are many other languages.

Titles by Kylie Gatjawarrawuy Mununggurr