Gunbaliny (oyster catcher) on silk by Maxine Charlie 2022
Lengths of handprinted screen printed fabric on 100% dupion silk 137cm wide
The base fabric is ‘oyster’ and is a three-colour print with white, black and orange coloured details.
Maxine Charlie is a Yawuru and Bunuba artist based in Broome. She is inspired by the connection and cultural significance between the bundurr-bundurr (pindan land) and the nagula (sea) country.
Gunbaliny are a shy bird that can be seem feeding on the mudflats and sandy beaches around Broome. They use their long beaks for digging up sand worms, molluscs and small crabs. Maxine has a real fondness for them and especially loves that they mate for life.
Price is per metre.