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Title

Ngalyod - the rainbow serpent


Artist

Jimmy Njiminjuma

Australia

1947 - 02 Oct 2004

Language group

Kuninjku, Arnhem region


Details


Date

circa 1985


Media category

Bark painting


Materials used

natural pigments on bark


Dimensions

232.0 x 112.0 cm (irreg.)


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1989


Accession number

238.1989


Artist information

Jimmy Njiminjuma

Works in the collection

12


Place

Where the work was made
Gunbalanya (Oenpelli)

Shown in 6 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 7 publications

Bibliography


Michael Fitzgerald., Time (Pacific edition), 'Rock Spirits: From the natural sandstone galleries of western Arnhem Land, an ancient art tradition makes thrillingly contemporary twists and turns', New York, 11 Oct 2004, (colour illus.).

Bruce James, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Australian Collection: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art', pg. 208-241, Sydney, 1999, 225 (colour illus.).

McClintok, Spin On, Sweden, 1995.

Hetti Perkins, Crossing country: the alchemy of western Arnhem Land art, Sydney, 2004, 76 (colour illus.), 229.

Wendy Symonds (Editor), Look, 'Close-Ups of the Collection', pg. 6, Heidelberg, Dec 1997, 6 (illus.).

Paul S.C. Tacon, Aratjara: art of the first Australians, 'The Power of the Image among the Past and Present Peoples of Arnhem Land', pg. 127-196, Dusseldorf, 1993, 153 (colour illus.), 334. cat.no. 19

Luke Taylor, One sun one moon: Aboriginal art in Australia, ‘Painting Djang: Art and inspiration in Western Arnhem Land’, pg. 85-91, Sydney, 2007, 84 (colour illus.).