Gundurung (Mangroves) by night on silk by Maxine Charlie 2016
Lengths of handprinted screen printed fabric on 100% dupion silk 137cm wide
The base fabric is black and is a four-colour print with green, light green, stone brown and red ochre 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.
Tidal creeks and parts of the coast between the high spring tide and the mean sea level are fringed with Gundurung (Mangroves). These are quiet places with dense foliage over the mudfloors and creeks or along the fringes of sandy beaches. They are a haven of food in the form of shells and crabs and provide an important element of Yawuru Sea Country.