Waanungga (sugarbag), 2019


  • 76cm x 56cm x 0cm
  • 2019
  • silkscreen print
  • Catalog No: 19-0197-12/30
  • Gudu Mungulu often paints Waanugga, which is a word that describes various forms of bush honey. The hives in which honey is stored are called ‘Sugarbag’, and can be found in trees and in termite mounds. The Wandjinas keep the countryside fresh and healthy which allows the native bees to produce high quality honey in Gudu’s homeland. Gudu’s name ‘Guduwolla’ is Ngarinyin for a particular tree which is favoured by Kimberley honey-flies. It’s white pollen is conspicuous from August until September, and is the main source of bush sugar in The Kimberley.
  • Prints on paper
  • Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre