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An image of Mardayin at Dilebang by John Mawurndjul

John Mawurndjul

(Australia 1952 – )

Language group
Kuninjku, Arnhem region
Title
Mardayin at Dilebang
Place of origin
ManingridaCentral Arnhem LandNorthern TerritoryAustralia
Year
2004
Media category
Print
Materials used
etching, 'Maningrida brown' ink on white BFK Rives Moulin du Gué wove paper
Edition
6/20
Dimensions

25.0 x 19.7 cm platemark; 50.1 x 32.8 cm sheet (irreg.)

Signature & date
Signed lower c. to l.r. beneath platemark, pencil "JOHNNY". Not dated.
Credit
Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 2005
Accession number
4.2005.1
Copyright
© John Mawurndjul/Maningrida Arts and Culture. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Location
Not on display
Further information

John Mawurndjul has depicted a Mardayin design at Dilebang. Dilebang is an important site located along the cliff face of an enormous outlier formation in Kurulk clan estate. Dilebang has religious significance as a Death Adder and Rainbow Serpent site. The location consists of a narrow ravine in the outlier which runs down to a fresh water spring surrounded by a monsoon vine thicket fetaturing palm trees and Flagellaria indica vines.

© Maningrida Arts & Culture 2004

Exhibition history (1)

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