The late Barrupu Yunupingu came from an acclaimed art family; her sisters are the acclaimed artists Nyapanyapa and Gaymala Yunupingu. Her early life was spent with her father Munggurrawuy Yunupingu, a renowned artist, and father of two Australians of the Year (her brothers Galarrwuy and Mandawuy). She is a classificatory sister to star artist Gulumbu. Barrupu and Nyapanyapa started to paint on bark in 2007.

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