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An image of Mardayin at Mukkamukka by Kay Lindjuwanga

Kay Lindjuwanga

(Australia 1957 – )

Language group
Kuninjku, Arnhem region
Title
Mardayin at Mukkamukka
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; 50.0 x 33.0 cm sheet (irreg.)

Signature & date
Signed l.r. beneath platemark, pencil "KAY". Not dated.
Credit
Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 2005
Accession number
4.2005.9
Copyright
© Kay Lindjuwanga. Licensed by Viscopy, Australia
Location
Not on display
Further information

This work by Kay Lindjuwanga concerns a major patrimoiety ceremony of a secret and sacred nature called Mardayin. Mukkamukka is the name for a large area of land around the Mann River about 50km south of Maningrida. The etching refers to Mukkamukka which is in the Dangkorlo clan estate in the Mann River region. In one small billabong is the Mardayin ceremony sacred site. Kay's husband, John Mawurndjul considers Mukkamukka to be the most important Mardayin sacred site in the region.

© Maningrida Arts & Culture 2004