Artist: Joni Wilson Pyro
Mambaliya Family – 2021
Paintings – Acrylic on Canvas – 41 x 91 cm
In the Gulf Region we have four language groups – Yanyuwa, Marra, Garrwa and Gudanji. Most people know about the language groups, but not about our ‘skin groups’ Skin determines how you fit in, who you are connected to, who you should or should not marry, and many other cultural laws. The four ‘skins’ are Rrumburiya, Wurdaliya, Wiyaliya and Mambaliya.