Artists

Mary Dhapalany

  • Born 1950 in Gulpilil, Australia.
  • Ramingining, Australia.

Mary Dhapalany is a proud Mandhalpuy woman who has been a practicing artist for four decades, and her weaving artwork is representative of traditional craft passed down through generations of women weavers in her family. The artist in her 70s uses natural dyes, extracted from earth pigment or plant roots, to color the pandanus leaf (gunga) used in her work. Mary’s artwork is held in numerous collections, including those of the National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne, Australia), Artbank (Sydney, Australia) and The University of Chicago Booth School of Business (USA).

  • Mat, 2020
  • Courtesy of Bula’Bula Arts