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An image of Wayuk at Kakodbabuldi by John Mawurndjul

John Mawurndjul

(Australia 1952 – )

Language group
Kuninjku, Arnhem region
Title
Wayuk at Kakodbabuldi
Other titles:
Mardayin design
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

33.2 x 16.6 cm platemark; 50.1 x 33.1 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
4.2005.7
Copyright
© John Mawurndjul/Maningrida Arts and Culture. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Location
Not on display
Further information

This etching refers to a site, Kakodbabuldi, which is an outstation in Dangkorlo clan estate in the Mann River region. Kakodbabuldi is a Mardayin ceremony performance site and is located on a large billabong covered in waterlillies. This place is about 50km south of Maningrida in Central North Arnhem Land. John Mawurndjul has also depicted wayuk - white waterlily - that cover the billabong.

© Maningrida Arts & Culture 2004

Exhibition history (1)

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