Munungurr Marrnyula Australian, Yolgnu, b. 1964
Marrnyula began working for the Buku-Larrjgay Mulka Centre whiclt Steve Fox was the art co-ordinator in the 1980's. She still resides at Yirrkala to work at Buku as senior printmaker in the print space. As well as being an art-worker she was brought up in one of the most artistically prolific camps in Yarrkala over this period. Both her mother Norjgirrja and her father Djutjadjutja (dec.c.1935-1999) were constantly producing art with the help of their sons and daughters. She grew to assist her father (winner of the 1997 Best Bark painting prize National Aboriginal and Islander Art Award) with his sacred Djapu paintings as well as developing her own style of narrative naive paintings. All this whilst providing material support and moral leadership for her large family and being ‘mother’ to her brother’s three children. In 2007 Marrnyula exhibited works at Annandale Gallery with her Mother Nonggirrnga Mararwili where they painted the Djapuclan design. In 2009 she was featured in a major survey of contemporary art 'Making it New' at the MCA in Sydney. She was a participant in the Djalkiri project with John Wolseley and Fiona Hall, which is still touring Australia. In early 2015 her groundbreaking installation of 252 barks at Gertrude Street Contemporary brought significant notice.