Bonhula Yunupingu x Damien Wright

Bonhula Yunupingu x Damien Wright — Bonggawa’wu Nhana’nhamirri (Boss’s chair), 2022 

$8,800

Yanbi yawungu mak gudarr mak gathura (I thought it was yesterday but maybe it is tomorrow today). Bala ga lili (Two ways Learning) is an ongoing, circular cross-cultural collaboration between Bonhula Yunupingu, a Yolngu man of North East Arhnem Land and Damien Wright of Melbourne. Yunupingu and Wright first met in 2010 when Wright was invited by Gumatj elder Galarrwuy Yunupigu to establish a furniture craft studio in the Gunyangara community. Wright and Yunupingu work together to find a sculptural and poetic language. They tell a disruptive narrative; theirs is a disruptive relationship. What should look like a contradiction is a promise. What should keep one apart, draws us together.

Wright and Yunupingu are represented by Gallery Sally Dan Cuthbert. 


The Chair 

Anna Varendorff, Ash Allen, Ashley Eriksmoen, Bern Chandley, Bonhula Yunupingu & Damien Wright, Brodie Neill, Brud Studia, Cordon Salon, Dean Norton, Duncan Young & Noah Hartley, Georgia Weitenberg, Isabel Avendano-Hazbun, James Lemon, Jess Humpston, Jill Stevenson, Johnny Nargoodah & Trent Jansen, Nicole Lawrence & Thomas Coward, Liam Mugavin, Marta Figueiredo, Michael Gittings, Sam Tomkins, Iain [Max] Maxwell & Ben Ennis-Butler, Trent Jansen for Broached Monsters by Broached Commissions, Two Lines Studio, Zachary Frankel.

Read more about The Chair here

'The Chair' exhibition is the first in a series presented by Craft Victoria honouring iconic objects of functional craft and design with a material driven approach.

Material:  Gadayka, ancient red gum, copper wire, oil finish 

Dimensions:  approx. 90 x 80 x 80 cm 

Only one available. Please enquire with the team at Craft for details shop@craft.org.au or call +61 3 9650 7775

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