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An image of Spirit in the form of a skeleton by Nicholas

Nicholas

(Australia  – )

Title
Spirit in the form of a skeleton
Other titles:
Spirit, in skeleton form in a seated position
Spirit figure in the form of a skeleton
Spirit figure
Place of origin
Beswick CreekWestern Arnhem LandNorthern TerritoryAustralia
Year
circa 1960
collected 1960
Media category
Bark painting
Materials used
natural pigments on bark
Dimensions

55.2 x 34.3 cm (irreg.)

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1960
Accession number
IA21.1960
Copyright
© Nicholas, Licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency
Location
Yiribana Gallery
Bibliography (2)

Margo Neale, Yiribana: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection, Sydney, 1994, 58 (colour illus.), 138, 139. plate no. 27

Hetti Perkins, Crossing country: the alchemy of western Arnhem Land art, Sydney, 2004, 42 (colour illus.), 229.

Exhibition history (3)

Purchases and Acquisitions for 1960, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Mar 1961–23 Apr 1961

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

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