Artist; Gabriel Maralngurra
Design; Mimih Spirit
Hand screen printed on 100% natural linen.
Made in Melbourne by Social Studio.
60cm x 60cm cushion cover with 25mm flange.
NOTE: This listing for cushion cover only. Vegan friendly cushion insert made from recycled bottles available to purchase instore or via phone.
Gabriel has depicted female Mimih spirits in this dynamic design. According to the Kunwinjku people of western Arnhem Land, Mimih spirits were the original spirit beings, who taught Aboriginal people many of the skills they needed to survive in the bush. They also taught aspects of ceremony. Mimih spirits are believed to inhabit the rocky escarpments around Gunbalanya but because they are extremely timid, they are rarely seen by humans. They are frequently depicted in the rock art of Arnhem Land as small, dynamic figures, often shown with a range of hunting tools such as spears, spear throwers, dilly bags and fire sticks. The designs were created by Injalak artists with the assistance of technician Tim Growcott.
Gabriel Maralngurra is an artist from Oenpelli (Gunbalanya), a community in Western Arnhem Land. He has been associated with Injalak Arts, since 1986 and his language is Kunwinjku. Gabriel is a painter and printmaker whose work has been shown in exhibitions in Fremantle, Darwin, Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and Finland. His work was also featured in the Telstra Art Awards.