Daniel Gurruwikpik Guyula

Daniel Gurruwikpik Guyula

My name is Daniel Gurruwikpik Guyula I was born on the 30th May 1962 in the bush out near the Dheyndji area. My Language id Djambarrpyngu and my clan Bandawungu (Guyula). My mother is Dorothy Warranyarr Malibirr and my father is Djurrkuwidi Bandawungu (Guyula) (HL: Guludhiya). My subsection is Gamarrang and my Moiety is Dhuwa. I learnt carving and painting by watching old people paint and watching Marngay. I started painting at the age of 12 and had good encouragement from the people around me. We came to Gapuwiyak and moved to the barge landing on the 26th of June 1994. I went to school on Elcho Island at Sheppardson’s College and left there in 1979 to move to Mirrngatjda. I met my wife Mavis in 1989.

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2020-05-30

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