Mulkun Wirrpanda
Gipipi 2018
natural earth pigments on stringybark
Geelong Gallery
John Norman Mann Bequest Fund, 2019
© Courtesy of the artist
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

John Wolseley and Mulkun Wirrpanda—Molluscs / Maypal and the warming of the seas
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2019
Photographer: Andrew Curtis


Mulkun Wirrpanda


Mulkun Wirrpanda is a senior artist of the Dhudi-Djapu clan from Dhuruputjpi in north-east Arnhem Land. Wirrpanda’s distinctively hued bark paintings depict Indigenous plant species and traditional foods as a way of promoting cultural knowledge for younger generations.

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