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Yolngu boy

by Ashleigh Wadman, 1 October 2011

Guy Maestri’s portrait of the musician was conceived after the artist saw Gurrumul perform in Sydney on New Year’s Eve 2008.

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, 2009 Guy Maestri. © Guy Maestri