(Australia 20 Mar 1964 – )
55.0 x 78.8 cm 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, Fiona Foley: Invisible voices, Bundaberg, 2000, 12, 13 (colour illus.). cat.no. 1 or 2 (not specified)
Ben Gennochio, Fiona Foley: Solitaire, 'Pastels and politics', pg. 70-93, Annandale, 2001, 2-3 (colour illus., detail), 74 (colour illus.), 76.
Review: works by women from the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 08 Mar 1995–04 Jun 1995
Fiona Foley: Invisible voices:
unknown, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Aug 2007–28 Oct 2007
Boomalli: 20 years on, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 01 Sep 2007–28 Oct 2007