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Title

Wagilag Sisters story: Wurrutjurra (sand palm)

1989


Artists

Paddy Dhatangu

Australia

1914 - 23 Mar 1993

Language group

Liyagalawumirr, Arnhem region

Dorothy Djukulul

Australia

10 Jun 1942 -

Language group

Ganalbingu, Arnhem region


Details


Other Title

The Wagilag Sisters Story: Wurrurrutjurra - Sand Palm


Place where the work was made

Central Arnhem Land Northern Territory Australia


Date

1989


Media category

Bark painting


Materials used

natural pigments and synthetic polymer paint on bark


Dimensions

108.0 x 63.0 cm (irreg.)


Credit

Purchased 1989


Location

Not on display


Accession number

350.1989


Artist information

Paddy Dhatangu

Works in the collection

1

Artist information

Dorothy Djukulul

Works in the collection

3


Place

Where the work was made
Central Arnhem Land

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


  • Bulada, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 23 Aug 1997–14 Dec 1997

  • One sun, one moon, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Jul 2007–02 Dec 2007


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


Board of Studies of New South Wales, Aboriginal Perspective- History Teaching Kit, Sydney, 1995.

Bruce James, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Australian Collection: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art', pg. 208-241, Sydney, 1999, 230 (colour illus.).

Ewen McDonald, The Art Gallery of New South Wales collections, 'From Colonialism to late Modernism', pg. 7-106, Sydney, 1994, 95 (colour illus.).

Djon Mundine, One sun one moon: Aboriginal art in Australia, ‘The concept of style in Central Arnhem Land’, pg. 99-104, Sydney, 2007, 103 (colour illus.).

Margo Neale, Yiribana: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection, Sydney, 1994, 43, 44 (colour illus.), 137, 139. plate no. 19