The name Mountain Water aptly describes his work - powerful and peaceful - and the land from which he comes - crystal cascades and volcanic lakes. Munganbana is of the Jirrbal, Bar-Barrum and Tableland Yidinji tribes of the North Queensland rainforest, a World Heritage listed area. He specializes in limited edition lino prints, acrylic on canvas, greeting cards, batik wall hangings, batik dress lengths and silk scarves. Munganbana has a workshop in his own gallery in Cairns, one of the few Aboriginal artist owned galleries in the region and his work is very popular with international tourists.
Are you a serious art collector or investor or are you someone who would like some authentic Aboriginal art to adorn your home? Munganbana’s work features in a number of coffee table books of Australian indigenous art and it is prized for convention gifts. He won an international book award for his own coffee table art book which has about 200 images and stories in it - Reef and Rainforest: An Aboriginal Voice Through Art and Story. Munganbana’s new online gallery enables you to purchase his art from anywhere in the world at your own convenience in your own home or office. You can talk to the artist direct by email and/or phone and have some of his original, vibrant work in your home or boardroom today.LEARN MORE
Munganbana’s work in creating this book is a perfect example of … connection to country. He has combined his personal, ancestral and spiritual experiences with a mix of traditional and contemporary art styles to help give us a greater understanding of the beauty, history and importance of the Reef and Rainforest.
Managing Director Reef and Rainforest Research Centre
Now recognised among the foremost talents of this region’s outstanding Indigenous artists, Munganbana’s “Reef and Rainforest: An Aboriginal Voice Through Art and Story” is representative of the body of visual art, in a variety of media and styles, created over a period of some twenty-five years.
Gimuy Walubara Yidinji Elder and Traditional Owner of Gimuy-Cairns
Munganbana’s book showcases the beautiful rainforest and its wildlife that we are privileged to protect … It is a unique area and to have one of the cultural custodians of the land, in the form of renowned rainforest Aboriginal artist Munganbana depict it, is very exciting.
Wet Tropics Management Authority.