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Title

Airlift to Darwin Hospital

2008


Artist

Nyapanyapa Yunupingu

Australia

circa 1945 -

Language group

Gumatj, Arnhem region


About

Nyapanyapa Yunupingu's paintings are truly unique, both in their subject matter and in their execution. Rather than depict ancestral stories she has inherited from her family, Yunupingu focuses on actual events from her own life and renders these in animated detail in her works.


Details


Date

2008


Media category

Bark painting


Materials used

natural pigments on bark


Dimensions

53.0 x 165.0 cm


Credit

Annette Margaret Dupree Bequest Fund 2008


Location

Not on display


Accession number

357.2008


Artist information

Nyapanyapa Yunupingu

Works in the collection

7


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales annual report 2008–09, 'Collections: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art', pg. 22-25, Sydney, 2009, 23.