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Mathaman Marika

(Australia circa 1915 – 11 Jan 1970)

Language group
Rirratjingu, Arnhem region
Wagilag Sisters' Story
Other titles:
Wauwalag sisters myth
Place of origin
YirrkalaNorth-east Arnhem LandNorthern TerritoryAustralia
Media category
Bark painting
Materials used
natural pigments on bark

142.2 x 54.6 cm

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1960
Accession number
20th & 21st c Australian art
Bibliography (1)

Edmund Capon, Steven Miller, Tony Tuckson, James Scougall, Mollie Gowing, Harry Messel, Craig Brush, Ronald Fine, Alison Fine, Gordon Davies, Rosalind Davies, Christopher Hodges, Helen Eager, Rosemary Gow, Sandra Phillips, Daphne Wallace and Ken Watson, Gamarada, Sydney, 1996, 32 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (4)

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

Wangarrtja: The Painters of the Wagilag Sisters, National Gallery of Australia, Parkes, 12 Sep 1997–16 Nov 1997

ochre: bark paintings from the Collection (2000-01), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 02 Nov 2000–06 May 2001