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Gurrngul Art - 'Ngamu Gurra Nguuthurr' Whale Greeting Card

Gurrngul Art - 'Ngamu Gurra Nguuthurr' Whale Greeting Card

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‘Ngamu Gurra Nguuthurr’ Art Featured

My inspiration was my mum and our relationship. I have watched my mum protect me and make huge sacrifices for me my whole life, and I have never ever doubted how much she loves me. I’m so grateful for everything my mum has done for me and what she still continues to do for me. My mum has allowed me to have the freedom to be who I need to be even when I’m sure it scared her.

This piece was created on Gimuy Walubara Yidinji Country in Cairns, QLD.

Details

Card is blank inside for your personal message.

Printed in Australia. Comes with an envelope.

Size: 139mm x 107mm

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Artist Biography

My name is Ayesha Woibo and I’m a Binhdhi Warra woman of the Guugu Yimidhirr people. I'm also a descendant of the Dhubbi Warra, Dharrba Warra & Guugu Buyun clans with connections to Hope Vale, Cooktown and the surrounding areas. The story behind the name Gurrngul is a short story as my Great-grandfather had told my mum that I was to be called that name once I was born. I was named after one of my Ancestors, she was a sister to one of our Kings.

I learnt at a young age that nothing empowered me more and brought me strength than learning my culture - I yearned for it and still do. I’ve spent so much time in the presence of my Grandfathers & Nannies, on my Old Peoples Country, seeking knowledge, always asking questions. I loved learning about the history, the connection to land & the sacredness of being an Aboriginal woman. I knew through these conversations they were weaving me in into the woman I am today.

An Elder once told me that songs, names and stories are passed down through a spiral to keep our culture strong. I am one of many Gurrnguls that have lived, and I won’t be the last.

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