John Mawurndjul has depicted a Mardayin design at Dilebang. Dilebang is an important site located along the cliff face of an enormous outlier formation in Kurulk clan estate. Dilebang has religious significance as a Death Adder and Rainbow Serpent site. The location consists of a narrow ravine in the outlier which runs down to a fresh water spring surrounded by a monsoon vine thicket fetaturing palm trees and Flagellaria indica vines.
© Maningrida Arts & Culture 2004
etching, 'Maningrida brown' ink on white BFK Rives Moulin du Gué wove paper
25.0 x 19.7 cm platemark; 50.1 x 32.8 cm sheet (irreg.)
Signature & date
Signed lower c. to l.r. beneath platemark, pencil "JOHNNY". Not dated.
Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 2005
Not on display
© John Mawurndjul/Maningrida Arts and Culture. Licensed by Copyright Agency
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
The Dreamers (2009-10), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 09 May 2009–15 Aug 2010