Ngalyod - the rainbow serpent
1947 - 02 Oct 2004
Place where the work was made
natural pigments on bark
232.0 x 112.0 cm (irreg.)
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
© Jimmy Njiminjuma. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Where the work was made
Shown in 6 exhibitions
Aratjara: art of the first Australians:
- Stiftung Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 23 Apr 1993–04 Jul 1993
- Hayward Gallery, London 23 Jul 1993–10 Oct 1993
- Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark 11 Feb 1994–23 May 1994
Bulada, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 23 Aug 1997–14 Dec 1997
Crossing country: the alchemy of Western Arnhem Land art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 24 Sep 2004–12 Dec 2004
Referenced in 7 publications
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.).