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An image of Bark painting (hunting scene) by Mawalan Marika, Mathaman Marika

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
Title
Bark painting (hunting scene)
Place of origin
North-east Arnhem LandNorthern TerritoryAustralia
Year
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
Accession number
IA55.1959
Copyright
© Mawalan Marika. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Location
Not on display
Further information

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

Exhibition history (1)

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