dap - Michael Reid

Michael Reid Sydney + Berlin acknowledge the Gadigal people as the traditional owners
of the land in which our Sydney gallery stands.
We pay our respects to indigenous Elders past, present and emerging.

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Yukuwa (1960-20), 2020

    118 × 104 cm
  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Yukuwa (2118-20), 2020

    152 × 94 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (7956-21), 2021

    106 × 81 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (5716-21), 2021

    244.5 × 122 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (6540-21), 2021

    170 × 122 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (6604-21), 2021

    122 × 74 cm
    $8,300
  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (7531-21), 2021

    71 × 36.5 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Bukyu (3862-21), 2021

    112 × 62.5 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Yukuwa (4001-21), 2021

    137 × 52 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Yukuwa (2020-21), 2021

    120 × 65 cm
    $6,500
  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Yukuwa (1477-21), 2021

    140 × 60 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Yukuwa (95-21), 2021

    224 × 56 cm

    SOLD

Michael Reid Sydney + Berlin acknowledge the Gadigal people as the traditional owners of the land on which our Sydney gallery stands.

We pay our respects to Indigenous Elders past, present and emerging.

dap – to meet, to come together; two separate parts at the point of union.

In the work of Djirrirra Yukuwa Wunuŋmurra we see the uncommon meeting of two profoundly distinct stylistic approaches. Two separate parts to the whole forming a complex portrait of the artist; grounded in one hand by the continuation of a sacred geometric clan design (Buyku), and in the other, by a declaration of self through a complex, personal, floral motif (Yukuwa).

The Buyku miny’tji is an intricate diamond pattern; gridded, angular, and mathematically precise. It is the Dhalwaŋu clan design of the Yirritja moiety, a design given to the artist by her father, the renowned artist and Dhalwaŋu clan leader, Yaŋgarriny Wunuŋmurra (1932–2003).

It was when Wunuŋmurra’s right to paint Buyku was challenged by a family member that she chose a different motif representing one of her own names, Yukuwa. Sinuous, floral and fractal, the design refers to an endlessly unfurling yam flower on the vine. The annual reappearance of the yam symbolises the revitalisation of the people and their land. This design, inferred by the artists own name, was incontestable among her people.

This major exhibition, across both Berlin and Sydney, spans both expressions of Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra’s practice, Buyku and Yukuwa. The concurrent designs invite the viewer to comprehend ideas around identities enclosed in Yolŋu philosophical framework. Two parts of the whole self, two designs interwoven - shown across two hemispheres- separate parts at the point of union.

Yolŋu world view is holistic, where every element is connected. Individuals are connected to country, art to ceremony, and dance to song. Lines of integration run through their society and their stories, connecting them to each other and to their shared land. The stories of each clan are embodied in their miny'tji passed down from generation to generation.

By looking through both eyes and painting both her clan and personal designs, Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra shows us two stories, where only one was before.

miny'tji – clan design

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Yukuwa (1960-20), 2020

    118 × 104 cm
  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Yukuwa (2118-20), 2020

    152 × 94 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (7956-21), 2021

    106 × 81 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (5716-21), 2021

    244.5 × 122 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (6540-21), 2021

    170 × 122 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (6604-21), 2021

    122 × 74 cm
    $8,300
  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (7531-21), 2021

    71 × 36.5 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Bukyu (3862-21), 2021

    112 × 62.5 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Yukuwa (4001-21), 2021

    137 × 52 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Yukuwa (2020-21), 2021

    120 × 65 cm
    $6,500
  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Yukuwa (1477-21), 2021

    140 × 60 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Yukuwa (95-21), 2021

    224 × 56 cm

    SOLD

dap – to meet, to come together; two separate parts at the point of union.

In the work of Djirrirra Yukuwa Wunuŋmurra we see the uncommon meeting of two profoundly distinct stylistic approaches. Two separate parts to the whole forming a complex portrait of the artist; grounded in one hand by the continuation of a sacred geometric clan design (Buyku), and in the other, by a declaration of self through a complex, personal, floral motif (Yukuwa).

The Buyku miny’tji is an intricate diamond pattern; gridded, angular, and mathematically precise. It is the Dhalwaŋu clan design of the Yirritja moiety, a design given to the artist by her father, the renowned artist and Dhalwaŋu clan leader, Yaŋgarriny Wunuŋmurra (1932–2003).

It was when Wunuŋmurra’s right to paint Buyku was challenged by a family member that she chose a different motif representing one of her own names, Yukuwa. Sinuous, floral and fractal, the design refers to an endlessly unfurling yam flower on the vine. The annual reappearance of the yam symbolises the revitalisation of the people and their land. This design, inferred by the artists own name, was incontestable among her people.

This major exhibition, across both Berlin and Sydney, spans both expressions of Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra’s practice, Buyku and Yukuwa. The concurrent designs invite the viewer to comprehend ideas around identities enclosed in Yolŋu philosophical framework. Two parts of the whole self, two designs interwoven - shown across two hemispheres- separate parts at the point of union.

Yolŋu world view is holistic, where every element is connected. Individuals are connected to country, art to ceremony, and dance to song. Lines of integration run through their society and their stories, connecting them to each other and to their shared land. The stories of each clan are embodied in their miny'tji passed down from generation to generation.

By looking through both eyes and painting both her clan and personal designs, Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra shows us two stories, where only one was before.

miny'tji – clan design

dap – to meet, to come together; two separate parts at the point of union.

In the work of Djirrirra Yukuwa Wunuŋmurra we see the uncommon meeting of two profoundly distinct stylistic approaches. Two separate parts to the whole forming a complex portrait of the artist; grounded in one hand by the continuation of a sacred geometric clan design (Buyku), and in the other, by a declaration of self through a complex, personal, floral motif (Yukuwa).

The Buyku miny’tji is an intricate diamond pattern; gridded, angular, and mathematically precise. It is the Dhalwaŋu clan design of the Yirritja moiety, a design given to the artist by her father, the renowned artist and Dhalwaŋu clan leader, Yaŋgarriny Wunuŋmurra (1932–2003).

It was when Wunuŋmurra’s right to paint Buyku was challenged by a family member that she chose a different motif representing one of her own names, Yukuwa. Sinuous, floral and fractal, the design refers to an endlessly unfurling yam flower on the vine. The annual reappearance of the yam symbolises the revitalisation of the people and their land. This design, inferred by the artists own name, was incontestable among her people.

This major exhibition, across both Berlin and Sydney, spans both expressions of Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra’s practice, Buyku and Yukuwa. The concurrent designs invite the viewer to comprehend ideas around identities enclosed in Yolŋu philosophical framework. Two parts of the whole self, two designs interwoven - shown across two hemispheres- separate parts at the point of union.

Yolŋu world view is holistic, where every element is connected. Individuals are connected to country, art to ceremony, and dance to song. Lines of integration run through their society and their stories, connecting them to each other and to their shared land. The stories of each clan are embodied in their miny'tji passed down from generation to generation.

By looking through both eyes and painting both her clan and personal designs, Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra shows us two stories, where only one was before.

miny'tji – clan design

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Yukuwa (4791-21), 2021

    246 × 21 × 20 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (8816-21), 2021

    270 × 20 × 20 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (8659-21), 2021

    192 × 16 × 15 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (8690-21), 2021

    249 × 15 × 15 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (8306-21), 2021

    259 × 19 × 19 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (8186-21), 2021

    265 × 19 × 19 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (7291-21), 2021

    222 × 20 × 20 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (7757-21), 2021

    224 × 23 × 23 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (7178-21), 2021

    256 × 19 × 19 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (5832-21), 2021

    246 × 22 × 22 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (3384-21), 2021

    218.5 × 16 × 16 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Yukuwa (4791-21), 2021

    246 × 21 × 20 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (8816-21), 2021

    270 × 20 × 20 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (8659-21), 2021

    192 × 16 × 15 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (8690-21), 2021

    249 × 15 × 15 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (8306-21), 2021

    259 × 19 × 19 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (8186-21), 2021

    265 × 19 × 19 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (7291-21), 2021

    222 × 20 × 20 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (7757-21), 2021

    224 × 23 × 23 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (7178-21), 2021

    256 × 19 × 19 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (5832-21), 2021

    246 × 22 × 22 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (3384-21), 2021

    218.5 × 16 × 16 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (7895-21), 2021

    61 × 71 cm
    $4,400
  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (7966-21), 2021

    61 × 71 cm
    $4,400
  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (7876-21), 2021

    71 × 61 cm
    $4,400
  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (8051-21), 2021

    61 × 71 cm
    $4,400
  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (6660-21), 2021

    52 × 44 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (8259-21), 2021

    61 × 71 cm
    $4,400
  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (6025-21), 2021

    197 × 13 × 13 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (8583-21), 2021

    161 × 14 × 14 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (7455-21), 2021

    139 × 19 × 19 cm
    $5,000
  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (7895-21), 2021

    61 × 71 cm
    $4,400
  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (7966-21), 2021

    61 × 71 cm
    $4,400
  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (7876-21), 2021

    71 × 61 cm
    $4,400
  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (8051-21), 2021

    61 × 71 cm
    $4,400
  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (6660-21), 2021

    52 × 44 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (8259-21), 2021

    61 × 71 cm
    $4,400
  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (6025-21), 2021

    197 × 13 × 13 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (8583-21), 2021

    161 × 14 × 14 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (7455-21), 2021

    139 × 19 × 19 cm
    $5,000
  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (1570-21), 2021

    62 × 26 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (1694-21), 2021

    65 × 31 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (1340-21), 2021

    49 × 41 cm
    $3,500
  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (1175-21), 2021

    46 × 20 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (1264-21), 2021

    53 × 29 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (1385-21), 2021

    78 × 29 cm
    $4,500
  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (1423-21), 2021

    48 × 25 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (1570-21), 2021

    62 × 26 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (1694-21), 2021

    65 × 31 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (1340-21), 2021

    49 × 41 cm
    $3,500
  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (1175-21), 2021

    46 × 20 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (1264-21), 2021

    53 × 29 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (1385-21), 2021

    78 × 29 cm
    $4,500
  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (1423-21), 2021

    48 × 25 cm

    SOLD