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An image of Bushfire by Binyinyuwuy

Binyinyuwuy

(Australia 1928 – 1982)

Language group
Djambarrpuyungu, Arnhem region
Title
Bushfire
Other titles:
A bushfire
Place of origin
MilingimbiCentral Arnhem LandNorthern TerritoryAustralia
Year
(1961)
Media category
Bark painting
Materials used
natural pigments on eucalyptus bark
Dimensions

76.8 x 46.4 cm

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1961
Accession number
IA17.1961
Copyright
© Binyinyiwuy/Bula'Bula Arts. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Location
Not on display
Further information

The bushfire swept through coconut palms on the mainland. The cross-hatching is the plain where the trees grew, the zig-zag lines represent the skin or bark of the palms, the red caps at the top represent the fire consuming the trees.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2005

Exhibition history (2)

Purchases and Acquisitions for 1961, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Apr 1962–25 May 1962

Gamarada, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Nov 1996–16 Feb 1997