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Title

Mimih hunter and ceremony

circa 1961


Artist

Anchor Barrbuwa Wurrkidj

Australia

1924 - 1977

Language group

Kuninjku, Arnhem region


About

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


Details


Other Titles

Bark painting (Mimi hunter and corroboree)

Mimi hunter and corroboree


Place where the work was made

Western Arnhem Land Northern Territory Australia


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

IA163.1962


Artist information

Anchor Barrbuwa Wurrkidj

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Western Arnhem Land

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


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