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Title

Merman

2016

Artist

Guykuḏa Munuŋgurr

Australia

20 Sep 1966 –

Language group: Djapu, Arnhem region

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  • Details

    Date
    2016
    Media categories
    Woodwork , Sculpture
    Materials used
    natural pigments, shells, shark vertebra and kurrajong bark on wood
    Dimensions
    199.0 x 38.0 x 30.0 cm
    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2020
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    166.2020
    Copyright
    © Guykuḏa Munuŋgurr
    Artist information
    Guykuḏa Munuŋgurr

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    Documentation for this work states;
    “This work depicts a Merman which is completely the product of the artist’s imagination and bears no connection to Yolŋu Law or culture. When asked about the underlying meaning he denied any. He said: “It's just art.” The merman is sitting atop a blue ring octopus which is itself sitting on a rock.”

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

    • Archie Plus, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 26 Sep 2020–07 Mar 2021

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