(Australia 20 Mar 1964– )
55.0 x 78.8cm image / sheet
Records a 'Marndiella or boy's initiation ceremony at Ramingining in December 1986 when just before dawn the dancers set fire to leaves attached to their legs. The drawing shows the track of the moon at the bottom, a curved live of spectators frames the initiates (who are under a blanket), the line of dancers represent the Wititj (python), the conical hats work by the dancers represent the Wagilag sisters’ dog.
Fiona Foley, the artist
Ben Gennochio (Australia) (Author), Fiona Foley: Solitaire, Annandale, 2001, 2-3 (colour illus., detail), 74 (colour illus.), 76.
Fiona Foley: Invisible voices 2000, 2000, 12, 13 (colour illus.). cat.no. 1 or 2 (not specified)
Review - works by women from the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 08 Mar 1995–04 Jun 1995.
Fiona Foley: Invisible voices, Bundaberg Arts Centre, 04 Jul 2000–08 Aug 2000.
Fiona Foley: Invisible voices, Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, 23 Nov 2001–19 Jan 2002.
unknown, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 22 Aug 2007–28 Oct 2007.
Boomalli: 20 years on, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 01 Sep 2007–28 Oct 2007.