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Title

Yawkyawk

1985


Artist

John Mawurndjul

Australia

1952 -

Language group

Kuninjku, Arnhem region


Details


Other Titles

Yawk Yawk (Young girl's spirit)

Yawkyawk (Young girl's spirit)


Date

1985


Media category

Bark painting


Materials used

natural pigments on bark


Dimensions

115.0 x 60.0 cm (irreg.)


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1985


Location

Not on display


Accession number

216.1985.3


Artist information

John Mawurndjul

Artist profile

Works in the collection

26


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Guido Magnaguagno (Director) and Bernhard Lüthi (Curator), "rarrk" John Mawurndjul: journey through time in northern Australia, Basel, 2005, 97 (colour illus.), 227.

Hetti Perkins, Crossing country: the alchemy of western Arnhem Land art, Sydney, 2004, 73 (colour illus.), 226.