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Title

Mardayin at Mukkamukka,

2004


Artist

Kay Lindjuwanga

Australia

1957 -

Language group

Kuninjku, Arnhem region


About

This work by Kay Lindjuwanga concerns a major patrimoiety ceremony of a secret and sacred nature called Mardayin. Mukkamukka is the name for a large area of land around the Mann River about 50km south of Maningrida. The etching refers to Mukkamukka which is in the Dangkorlo clan estate in the Mann River region. In one small billabong is the Mardayin ceremony sacred site. Kay's husband, John Mawurndjul considers Mukkamukka to be the most important Mardayin sacred site in the region.

© Maningrida Arts & Culture 2004


Details


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; 50.0 x 33.0 cm sheet (irreg.)


Signature & date

Signed l.r. beneath platemark, pencil "KAY". Not dated.


Credit

Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 2005


Location

Not on display


Accession number

4.2005.9


Artist information

Kay Lindjuwanga

Works in the collection

13


Place

Where the work was made
Maningrida