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Title

Djeritmingin Spirit - Woolen River

collected 1960


Artist

Binyinyuwuy

Australia

1928 - 1982

Language group

Djambarrpuyungu, Arnhem region


About

Djeritmingin is shown as a fish cooped up in a spring pool of fresh water who wanted to get through impassable rock (shown in saw tooth fashion). The two small fish, his children, tried unsuccessfully to find a way out so he then forced his way out with his legs and traveled to the brackish water where salt water meets fresh water at river mouths. He now resides there and is said to make welcoming rain to visitors crossing the sea. Cross-hatching at each end and the center represents underwater rocks.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2005


Details


Other Title

The spirit Djeritmingin


Date

collected 1960


Media category

Bark painting


Materials used

natural pigments on bark


Dimensions

72.4 x 44.5 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1960


Location

Not on display


Accession number

IA46.1960


Artist information

Binyinyuwuy

Artist profile

Works in the collection

10


Place

Where the work was made
Milingimbi

Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


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, 38 (colour illus.).

Emily Joyce Evans and Falk Wolf, Remembering forward: Australian Aboriginal painting since 1960, 'Bark paintings', pg. 102-123, Cologne, 2010, 103 (colour illus.), 118. cat.no. 44