Lany'tjung Banaidja Story 3
circa 1907 - 12 Apr 1979
Depicted in the centre is a Ngärra ceremony taking place on the ceremonial ground. Four of the figures are holding paperbark representations of Banaidja with which they beat the ground. The top and bottom sections show Munggurrawuy's Yirritja diamond pattern referring to the ancestral fire.
Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000
Laindjung - Banaidja myth
Lany'tjung - Barama myth
natural pigments on bark
124.5 x 53.4 cm
Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1960
Not on display
© Estate of Munggurrawuy Yunupingu. licensed by Viscopy, Sydney.
Where the work was made
North-east Arnhem Land
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Purchases and Acquisitions for 1960, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Mar 1961–23 Apr 1961
Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000