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Title

Bungle Bungle

2004

Artist

Freddie Timms

Australia

circa 1946 - Feb 2017

Language group

Gija, Kimberley region

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    East Kimberley Western Australia Australia
    Cultural origin
    Kununurra/Kimberley region
    Date
    2004
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    natural pigments and binder on linen
    Dimensions
    130 x 130 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed u.r. verso on canvas, black fibre-tipped pen "F TIMMS". Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Ray Wilson 2014. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    41.2014
    Copyright
    © Freddie Timms. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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  • About

    Freddie Timms was born at Ngarrmaliny and worked as a stockman on various East Kimberley cattle stations for most of his life. He helped paint the boards and danced for the Gurirr Gurirr ceremony devised by Rover Thomas. Subsequently when canvas and paints were supplied to some of the more senior artists, including his father-in-law George Mung Mung, Timms asked for painting materials and he has continued to paint ever since. His style conforms to the East Kimberley archetype originated by Rover Thomas but is recognisably his own with discrete areas of colour outlined in double rows of dots.

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