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Title

Ngak Ngak, from the portfolio Crossroads

(1997)


Artist

Ginger Riley Munduwalawala

Australia

circa 1936 - 01 Sep 2002

Language group

Marra, Gulf region


About

The white-breasted sea eagle, ngak ngak, is often shown singly or as a repeated image in Ginger's work; he acts as sentinel looking around Ginger's mother's country.

Ginger believes his country is inhabited by totemic beings, in the form of snakes, birds, and ancestral people. Past and present integrate. The ceremonies, as they are performed and explained, establiseh his kinship with this country.

Ginger treats his totems, in the western sense, as heraldic devices. His stories are his own, but the written interpretation is ours.

[extract from "Crossroads - A Portfolio of Australian Aboriginal Artists"]


From the Gallery Shop

Ngak Ngak Ginger Riley Munduwalawala Magnet

8.0cm wide x 5.5cm high

$8.00


Details


Date

(1997)


Media category

Print


Materials used

screenprint


Edition

10/99


Dimensions

43.0 x 59.0 cm image; 56.0 x 76.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.l. corner, pencil "GINGER RILEY". Not dated.


Credit

Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 1999


Location

Not on display


Accession number

62.1999.5


Artist information

Ginger Riley Munduwalawala

Artist profile

Works in the collection

4


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


21C Pty Limited (Compilator), Crossroads: Millennium Portfolio of Australian Aboriginal Artists, Sydney, 1999, colour illus..