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Collection

Munggurrawuy Yunupingu

(Australia circa 1907 – 12 Apr 1979)

Language group
Gumatj, Arnhem region
Title
Lany'tjung Banaidja Story 3
Other titles:
Laindjung - Banaidja myth
Lany'tjung - Barama myth
Place of origin
North-east Arnhem LandNorthern TerritoryAustralia
Year
1960
Media category
Bark painting
Materials used
natural pigments on bark
Dimensions

124.5 x 53.4 cm

Credit
Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1960
Accession number
IA29.1960
Location
Not on display
Further information

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

Exhibition history (2)

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