Muwarra Ganambarr

Muwarra Ganambarr was a respected Yolngu elder, law man and master painter from Yirrkala, North East Arnhem Land. The Yolngu artists are widely recognised as the producers of some of the finest bark paintings in the world. The artists adhere to strong cultural disciplines, inheriting the rights to paint certain clan designs .

Muwarra lived a long life and was awarded an Order of Australia medal in 2000 for establishing outstations in the 1960s and 1970s and for his important work towards peacekeeping and clan integration.

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