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Title

Mingmarriya , from the portfolio Crossroads

1997

Artist

Queenie McKenzie

Australia

circa 1915 – 16 Nov 1998

Language group: Gija, Kimberley region

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  • Details

    Other Title
    Mingarriya
    Place where the work was made
    Warmun (Turkey Creek) East Kimberley Western Australia Australia
    Date
    1997
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    etching, aquatint, blue ink on white wove Velin Arches 280gsm paper
    Edition
    10/99
    Dimensions
    44.9 x 60.6 cm platemark; 56.9 x 76.2 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r. with blue ink thumb print. Not dated.

    Credit
    Mollie Gowing Acquisition fund for Contemporary Aboriginal art 1999
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    62.1999.10
    Copyright
    © Queenie McKenzie Estate, courtesy Warmun Art Centre. Copyright Agency

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    Queenie McKenzie

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    Works in the collection

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  • About

    The print shows hills in the country called Mingmarriya, near Dingo Springs to the east of Warmum (Turkey Creek) Western Australia, where Queenie McKenzie lived and painted. The artist took one of her Aboriginal names, Mingmarriya, from this country.

    Mingmarriya is limestone country. The light blue lines in Queenie's etching are the graves of old people buried in this country. The country is also associated with a Dreamtime story about kangaroos. In this story, all the animals were once human before they turned into a creature. From the creature, they then turned into hills, water or other sea and land forms.

    Extract from the 'Crossroads' portfolio

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Warmun (Turkey Creek)

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

Other works by Queenie McKenzie

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