This installation consists of a bark painting, Incident at Mutpi (1975), and the artist’s narrative of the event, Gatapangawuy dhawu – Buffalo story, filmed by The Mulka Project, Yirrkala’s new multi media studio.—Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre © Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory


  • Title: Incident at Mutpi (1975)
  • Creator: Nyapanyapa Yunupingu
  • Creator Lifespan: c. 1945
  • Creator Nationality: Australian
  • Date: 2008
  • Type: Bark Painting
  • Rights: Purchased 2008, Telstra Collection, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory © licensed by Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre
  • Medium: Natural pigments on bark
  • Geographical Region of Artist: Birany Birany, North-east Arnhem Land
  • Exhibition: 25th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award 2008
  • Ethnic Language Group: Yolngu Matha
  • Dimensions: 36 x 128 cm (bark), dvd screen
  • Collection: Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art
  • Award: Winner Wandjuk Marika Memorial Three-Dimensional Award
  • Artist Ethnicity: Aboriginal

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