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Title

Billabong at Milmilngkan


Artist

Kay Lindjuwanga

Australia

1957 -

Language group

Kuninjku, Arnhem region


About

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


Details


Date

2005


Media category

Bark painting


Materials used

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark


Dimensions

172.0 x 62.0 cm


Credit

Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 2005


Location

Not on display


Accession number

339.2005


Artist information

Kay Lindjuwanga

Works in the collection

13


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


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