Skip to content

Collection

All

Search

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art

View More:


Title

Niwuda - Yirritja honey bee

collected 1960


Artist

Binyinyuwuy

Australia

1928 - 1982

Language group

Djambarrpuyungu, Arnhem region


About

The diamond shape pattern represents a hive of bees showing cells, wax, eggs and young bees. The projection in the center section may be the entrance to the hive or a sacred post.

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


Details


Other Titles

Yirritja honey bee

Yirritja Honey Bee design (Niwuda)

Yirritja honey bee design


Date

collected 1960


Media category

Bark painting


Materials used

natural pigments on eucalyptus bark


Dimensions

74.5 x 35.0 cm (irreg.)


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1960


Location

Not on display


Accession number

IA48.1960


Artist information

Binyinyuwuy

Artist profile

Works in the collection

10


Place

Where the work was made
Milingimbi

Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 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.).

Djon Mundine, One sun one moon: Aboriginal art in Australia, ‘The concept of style in Central Arnhem Land’, pg. 99-104, Sydney, 2007, 98 (colour illus.).

Hetti Perkins and Ken Watson, A material thing - objects from the collection, Sydney, 1999.