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Title

Ngarrgoorroon country

2006


Artist

Patrick Mung Mung

Australia

circa 1948 -

Language group

Gija, Kimberley region


About

Patrick Mung Mung was born at Yunurrl (Spring Creek). Like his father, George Mung Mung, he worked as a stockman on various stations throughout the East Kimberley, including Texas Downs Station. He worked here for many years and was the last worker to leave when the Station closed in the 1970s. Mung Mung started painting in 1991, shortly before his father passed away and is now one of the leading artists at Warmun. Mung Mung was involved in the establishment of Warmun Art Centre in 1998 and is currently the chairperson of the art centre committee.

The Art Centre documentation for this work states:
This painting shows Patrick's family's country - Ngarrgoorroon. Ngarrgoorroon is located north of the Bungle Bungles (Purnululu National Park). The country is full of beautiful hilly terrain, waterholes and some areas of flat country. Patrick still spends most weekends out bush with his family - children and grandchildren - camping, fishing and hunting for bush tucker. Patrick is committed to teaching his grandchildren the 'bush ways'.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2006


Details


Date

2006


Media category

Painting


Materials used

natural earth pigments on canvas


Dimensions

152.0 x 183.0 cm stretcher


Credit

Purchased with funds provided by Warawara Department of Indigenous Studies, Macquarie University 2006


Location

Not on display


Accession number

312.2006


Artist information

Patrick Mung Mung

Works in the collection

4


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Jeremy Eccles, Art Monthly Australia, 'art + soul', pg. 42-43, Canberra, Nov 2010, 42 (colour illus.). Book review

Hetti Perkins, Art + soul: a journey into the world of Aboriginal art, 'Dreams + nightmares’, pg. 87-171, Carlton, 2010, 156-157 (colour illus.), 281.