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Title

Mardayin at Dilebang


Artist

John Mawurndjul

Australia

1952 -

Language group

Kuninjku, Arnhem region


About

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


Details


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

4.2005.1


Artist information

John Mawurndjul

Artist profile

Works in the collection

26


Place

Where the work was made
Maningrida

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history