Bonhula Yunupingu x Damien Wright

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


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 or call +61 3 9650 7775

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