About The Artist
Language group: Dja Dja
Region: Wathaurong – Daylesford, Bacchus Marsh, Hepburn, Geelong,
Totems: Turtle, Goanna, Platypus, Barramundi
The Turtle for love, Goanna for the Journey, Platypus for Wisdom and the Barramundi for Freedom.
Stan Yarramunua is the founder of Art Yarramunua Galleries in Melbourne and Daylesford. Yarramunua started painting over 20 years ago. He began by selling paintings, didgeridoos and clap sticks at markets and galleries.
Later on he began representing other family members – from Mildura and Robinvale with didgeridoos, boomerangs, clap sticks, and some paintings. He would bring them down on a Friday to the Queen Victoria Market, and sell them Saturday and Sunday.
This led him to building relationships and representing Victorian Aboriginal Artists. Over many years, Yarramunua worked in the desert and had the opportunity to build stronger relationships with Aboriginal Desert Artists, so he began representing those Aboriginal Artists in Melbourne also