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Title

Macassan prau

1948


Artist

Sam Baramba Wurramara

Australia

Language group

Warnindilyakwa, Arnhem region


Details


Other Title

Malay prau


Place where the work was made

Groote Eylandt Northern Territory Australia


Date

1948


Media category

Bark painting


Materials used

natural pigments on bark


Dimensions

57.0 x 29.0 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Allan D. Mashford 1982


Location

Not on display


Accession number

234.1982


Artist information

Sam Baramba Wurramara

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Groote Eylandt

Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


  • Gamarada, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Nov 1996–16 Feb 1997

  • One sun, one moon, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Jul 2007–02 Dec 2007

  • Our spirits lie in the water, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Nov 2014–01 Nov 2015


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Board of Studies of New South Wales, Australian History Teaching Kit, Sydney. PS Worksheet 318

Margo Neale, Yiribana: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection, Sydney, 1994, 8, 9 (colour illus.), 139. plate no. 1