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An image of Billabong at Milmilngkan by Kay Lindjuwanga

Kay Lindjuwanga

(Australia 1957 – )

Language group
Kuninjku, Arnhem region
Billabong at Milmilngkan
Place of origin
MilmilngkanCentral Arnhem LandNorthern TerritoryAustralia
Media category
Bark painting
Materials used
natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

172.0 x 62.0 cm

Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 2005
Accession number
© Kay Lindjuwanga. Licensed by Viscopy, Australia
Not on display
Further information

The Maningrida Arts and Culture documentation for this work states:

"Kay Lindjuwanga has painted the billabong located near her outstation at Milmilngkan. The water comes out at Milmilngkan and there are springs there surrounded by water pandanus (Pandanus aquaticus) where the water comes out of the ground. This might be caused by the Ngalyod (rainbow serpents) which live under the ground there. The rarrk (cross-hatching) represents the country at Milmilngkan."

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2005

Bibliography (2)

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales Annual Report 2006, 'Year in review: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art', pg. 23-25, Sydney, 2006, 24.

Hetti Perkins., Contemporary Aboriginal art: The Mollie Gowing acquisition fund, 'Gifted Contemporary Aboriginal Art: The Mollie Gowing acquisition fund', Sydney, 2006, (colour illus.). not paginated

Exhibition history (2)

Kay Lindjuwanga: Bark paintings from Duwa country, Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Waterloo, 03 Sep 2005–24 Sep 2005

The Dreamers (2009-10), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 09 May 2009–15 Aug 2010