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Title

Bark painting (hunting scene)


Artists

Mawalan Marika

Australia

circa 1908 - 26 Nov 1967

Language group

Rirratjingu, Arnhem region

Mathaman Marika

Australia

circa 1915 - 11 Jan 1970

Language group

Rirratjingu, Arnhem region


About

The four crosses represent sacred reefs. Species of fish, turtle and crocodile live in this environment. In the centre of the lower section is a large sacred devil ray.

© Information provided by the artist

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000


Details


Date

Sep 1959


Media category

Bark painting


Materials used

natural pigments on bark


Dimensions

102.9 x 62.3 cm


Credit

Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1959


Location

Not on display


Accession number

IA55.1959


Artist information

Mawalan Marika

Works in the collection

16

Artist information

Mathaman Marika

Works in the collection

6


Place

Where the work was made
North-east Arnhem Land

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


  • Gamarada, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Nov 1996–16 Feb 1997