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Title

Wauwalag Sisters story

1960


Artist

Dawidi Djulwarak

Australia

1921 - 1970

Language group

Liyagalawumirr, Arnhem region


Details


Other Title

Wagilag Sisters myth


Date

1960


Media category

Bark painting


Materials used

natural pigments on bark


Dimensions

95.3 x 49.5 cm (irreg.)


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1960


Location

Not on display


Accession number

IA43.1960


Artist information

Dawidi Djulwarak

Artist profile

Works in the collection

7


Place

Where the work was made
Milingimbi

Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


  • 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

  • Bulada, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 23 Aug 1997–14 Dec 1997


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Bruce James, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Australian Collection: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art', pg. 208-241, Sydney, 1999, 214 (colour illus.).

Ewen McDonald, The Art Gallery of New South Wales collections, 'From Colonialism to late Modernism', pg. 7-106, Sydney, 1994, 94 (colour illus.).

Djon Mundine, One sun one moon: Aboriginal art in Australia, ‘The concept of style in Central Arnhem Land’, pg. 99-104, Sydney, 2007, 102 (colour illus.).