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Title

Mardayin at Dilebang

2004

Artist

John Mawurndjul AM

Australia

1952 -

Language group

Kuninjku, Arnhem region

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Maningrida Central Arnhem Land Northern Territory Australia
    Date
    2004
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    etching, 'Maningrida brown' ink on white BFK Rives Moulin du Gué wove paper
    Edition
    6/20
    Dimensions
    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.

    Credit
    Mollie Gowing Acquisition fund for Contemporary Aboriginal art 2005
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    4.2005.1
    Copyright
    © John Mawurndjul/Maningrida Arts and Culture. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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    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

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    Where the work was made

    Maningrida

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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