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Bungan

My name is Barbara Mundraby and my language name is Bungan, which means Sunlight. I am from the Yidinji tribe and was born in Cairns, North Queensland, Australia. My parents, Lewis and Kay Mundraby come from an Aboriginal community called Yarrabah which is not far from Cairns. My father got a job working with Queensland Rail and in 1980 he was transferred to Brisbane, so our family moved away from Cairns. My brother and sister and I all went to school in the Ipswich area. Every school holidays we would ride the Sunlander Train and head back home to Cairns. These were exciting times because we got to see our family again. Every time I saw the ocean in Cairns I knew I was back home and I couldn’t wait to camping on the beach.

As a young child I was always curious about colours and creation. I remember camping around the point in Yarrabah where I would always feel free to explore the beauty of creation because there was no concept of time. For example, collecting shells, observing little crabs making patterns in the sand, I noticed the shapes and textures of big rocks that I climbed to get to the best swimming place and I was also fascinated by the coloures. This was the time in my life when my creative abilities began to develop.

In 2001, my interest in art and painting was influenced by two very good friends, Shane and Karen Wallace, who are also very well known artists in North Queensland. Their enthusiasm and their love for Aboriginal art awakened a desire in me to start painting and exploring my artistic abilities.

My journey with art has helped me to express personal thoughts and emotions that would never have been spoken. The most important part about my art is that it helps me to connect with my Aboriginal heritage and my secret self. This has lead to my most recent and exciting, contemporary styled Aboriginal Art.

Dilly Bag

Dilly Bag

Original Authentic Aboriginal Artwork
Acrylic on canvas
Artist Profile & Dreamtime Story included. 
Size: 40cm x 85cm
Code: 9851
(GDC)

$980.00
inc. GST in Australia

Dilly Bag

Dilly Bag

Original Authentic Aboriginal Artwork
Acrylic on canvas
Artist Profile & Dreamtime Story included. 
Size: 60cm x 50cm
Code:8227
(GDC)

$950.00
inc. GST in Australia

Dilly Bag

Dilly Bag

Original Authentic Aboriginal Artwork
Acrylic on canvas
Artist Profile & Dreamtime Story included. 
Size: 40cm x 30cm
Code: 9838
(GDC)

$280.00
inc. GST in Australia

Ocean Beauty

Ocean Beauty

Original Authentic Aboriginal Artwork
Acrylic on canvas
Artist Profile & Dreamtime Story included. 
Size: 40cm x 30cm
Code: 10624
(GDC)

$280.00
inc. GST in Australia

Dilly Bag

Dilly Bag

Original Authentic Aboriginal Artwork
Acrylic on canvas
Artist Profile & Dreamtime Story included. 
Size: 30cm x 40cm
Code: 10722
(GDC)

$280.00
inc. GST in Australia

Springtime

Springtime

Original Authentic Aboriginal Artwork
Acrylic on canvas
Artist Profile & Dreamtime Story included. 
Size: 40cm x 30cm
Code: 9241
(GDC)

$280.00
inc. GST in Australia

Ocean Beauty

Ocean Beauty

Original Authentic Aboriginal Artwork
Acrylic on canvas
Artist Profile & Dreamtime Story included. 
Size: 13cm x 18cm

$75.00
inc. GST in Australia

Dilly Bag

Dilly Bag

Original Authentic Aboriginal Artwork
Acrylic on canvas
Artist Profile & Dreamtime Story included. 
Size: 13cm x 18cm

$75.00
inc. GST in Australia

Journey of a Woman's Strength

Journey of a Woman's Strength

Original Authentic Aboriginal Artwork
Acrylic on canvas
Artist Profile & Dreamtime Story included. 
Size: 13cm x 18cm

$75.00
inc. GST in Australia

Group Exhibitions: 2006 Aboriginal Art Exhibition at Milpera High School; Spirit of Australia Gallery; Brilliant Facets, Jewellery & Fine Arts Gallery, Brisbane.2005 Annual Abused Child Trust Art Exhibition.

Government Commissions: 2007 National Native Title Tribunal, Artwork for the National Native Title Tribunal Banner.2006 Queensland Department of Communities and Disability Services Queensland; Artwork for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Attraction and Retention Plan; Australian Federal Government, Artwork for Work Choices; Queensland Department of Health, Artwork for Queensland Cervical Screening Program.2005 Department of Housing, Artwork for Indigenous Workforce Strategy; Queensland Department of Communities, Artwork for Departmental Awards.2004 Queensland Department of Child Safety, Artwork for Resource Promotional Material for the Indigenous Community; Queensland Department of Communities, Artwork for North Queensland Senior Card Discount Directory Cover.2002 Queensland Department of Tourism, Racing and Fair Trading, Artwork for Reconciliation Strategy 2002-2009.