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Title

The rain man

circa 1960s-circa 1970s

Artist

Wandjuk Marika

Australia

circa 1930 – 16 Jun 1987

Language group: Rirratjingu, Arnhem region

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Yirrkala North-east Arnhem Land Northern Territory Australia
    Date
    circa 1960s-circa 1970s
    Media category
    Bark painting
    Materials used
    natural pigments on eucalyptus bark
    Dimensions
    82.0 x 42.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of the Estate of Laurence Harrison 2004
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    142.2004
    Copyright
    © Wandjuk Marika/Copyright Agency

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    Works in the collection

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    'The rain man' was collected by the legendary Dorothy Bennett. It depicts the story of the Rain Man who came to Buckingham Bay by canoe bringing with him two catfish. He caused the rain to come in a great flood so that all the trees and grass were covered. All this water causes the freshwater turtle to come out swimming. The cross-hatching represents water and the dotted diagonal lines are hailstones.

    © Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2004

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Yirrkala

Other works by Wandjuk Marika

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