Geoffrey Stapleton



acrylic on canvas (framed)

9" x 12" / 22.9cm x 30.5cm

In 2001, GANGgajang toured Brazil with legendary Australian band Yothu Yindi and the main didgeridoo (yidaki) player was Nicky Yunupingu. He was a great player and I was often struck by the juxtaposition of his traditional tribal dress, paint and sounds with the modern lighting, electric instruments and sound systems. We all toured Brazil for a month sharing buses, dressing rooms, the hardships and the fun. Sadly Nicky died in 2008. This painting appears briefly in the film clip for GANGgajang's iconic song, "Sounds Of The (This Is Australia)". See clip below 0.05 and 1.51