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An image of Mimih hunter and ceremony by Anchor Barrbuwa Wurrkidj

Anchor Barrbuwa Wurrkidj

(Australia 1924 – 1977)

Language group
Kuninjku, Arnhem region
Title
Mimih hunter and ceremony
Other titles:
Bark painting (Mimi hunter and corroboree)
Mimi hunter and corroboree
Place of origin
Western Arnhem LandNorthern TerritoryAustralia
Year
circa 1961
Media category
Bark painting
Materials used
natural pigments on bark
Dimensions

72.4 x 52.0 cm

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1962
Accession number
IA163.1962
Copyright
© Anchor Barrbuwa Wurrkidj. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Location
Not on display
Further information

In this painting, the white area represents rock. The red represents an area inside the rock, where the mimih hunter and ceremonial participants are depicted.

from Hetti Perkins et al., 'Crossing country: the alchemy of Western Arnhem Land art', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2004

Bibliography (4)

Margo Neale and Ann Jackson-Nakano, Introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, Port Melbourne, 2003, 5 (colour illus.).

Margo Neale, Yiribana: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection, Sydney, 1994, 54, 55 (colour illus.), 139. plate no. 24

Hetti Perkins, Crossing country: the alchemy of western Arnhem Land art, Sydney, 2004, 230.

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 8. cat.no. A31

Exhibition history (1)

Crossing country: the alchemy of Western Arnhem Land art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 24 Sep 2004–12 Dec 2004