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Title

Yawkyawk,

1985


Artist

Jimmy Njiminjuma

Australia

1947 - 02 Oct 2004

Language group

Kuninjku, Arnhem region


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Other Titles

Yawk Yawk (Young girl's spirit)

Yawkyawk (Young girl's spirit)


Date

1985


Media category

Bark painting


Materials used

natural pigments on bark


Dimensions

45.6 x 30.0 cm (irreg.)


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1985


Location

Not on display


Accession number

218.1985.4


Artist information

Jimmy Njiminjuma

Artist profile

Works in the collection

12


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Margo Neale, Yiribana: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection, Sydney, 1994, 56, 57 (colour illus.), 138, 139. plate no. 25 (part 3 of work)

Hetti Perkins, Crossing country: the alchemy of western Arnhem Land art, Sydney, 2004, 71 (colour illus.), 229.