- Place where the work was made
Central Arnhem Land
- Media category
- Bark painting
- Materials used
- natural pigments on bark
- 102.9 x 55.0 cm (irreg.)
- Purchased 1984
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Malangi Estate. Licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd
- Artist information
David Malangi Daymirringui
Works in the collection
Dhabila, a tract of land on the mouth of the Glyde River, is integral to the Wagilag Sisters’ story. Because of it rich fish resource, it is vulnerable to outside exploitation. Malangi’s painting shows one of the waterholes (indicated by the flag like design) created by the sisters.
This waterhole is another part of the Djang’kawu Sisters' story. When they travelled here from Dhamala they made a waterhole with their digging sticks. The same two Djang’kawu women.
They were naming the places, the people and the languages until they reached this land. They created this waterhole from the point of their digging sticks. They named this place Gilimgarri. They went from here to the beach at Malwiningirr; they named that place. They left everything behind except the two sticks. They then travelled to the sunset.
[Art Centre documentation]
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
No ordinary place: The art of David Malangi, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 31 Jul 2004–17 Nov 2004
No ordinary place: The art of David Malangi, Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane, 23 Apr 2005–17 Jul 2005
No ordinary place: The art of David Malangi, Flinders University City Gallery, Adelaide, 13 Aug 2005–02 Oct 2005
No ordinary place: The art of David Malangi, Museum and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, Darwin, 12 Nov 2005–08 Jan 2006
No ordinary place: The art of David Malangi, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia, Perth, 23 Apr 2006–06 Jun 2006
Referenced in 1 publication
Susan Jenkins (Editor), No ordinary place: the art of David Malangi, Canberra, 2004, 80 (colour illus.).
Other works by David Malangi Daymirringui
Gunmirringu funeral scene David Malangi Daymirringui 1983 126.1984 On display – North Building, ground level, Yiribana Gallery
See all 19 works