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Ngarrgoorroon country



Patrick Mung Mung


circa 1948 –

Language group: Gija, Kimberley region

  • Details

    Media category
    Materials used
    natural earth pigments on canvas
    152.0 x 183.0 cm stretcher
    Purchased with funds provided by Warawara Department of Indigenous Studies, Macquarie University 2006
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Patrick Mung Mung/Copyright Agency

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  • About

    Patrick Mung Mung was born at Yunurrl (Spring Creek). Like his father, George Mung Mung, he worked as a stockman on various stations throughout the East Kimberley, including Texas Downs Station. He worked here for many years and was the last worker to leave when the Station closed in the 1970s. Mung Mung started painting in 1991, shortly before his father passed away and is now one of the leading artists at Warmun. Mung Mung was involved in the establishment of Warmun Art Centre in 1998 and is currently the chairperson of the art centre committee.

    The Art Centre documentation for this work states:
    This painting shows Patrick's family's country - Ngarrgoorroon. Ngarrgoorroon is located north of the Bungle Bungles (Purnululu National Park). The country is full of beautiful hilly terrain, waterholes and some areas of flat country. Patrick still spends most weekends out bush with his family - children and grandchildren - camping, fishing and hunting for bush tucker. Patrick is committed to teaching his grandchildren the 'bush ways'.

    © Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2006

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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