20 Mar 1964 -
Records a 'Marndiella or boy's initiation ceremony at Ramingining in December 1986 when just before dawn the dancers set fire to leaves attached to their legs. The drawing shows the track of the moon at the bottom, a curved live of spectators frames the initiates (who are under a blanket), the line of dancers represent the Wititj (python), the conical hats work by the dancers represent the Wagilag sisters’ dog.
Fiona Foley, the artist
55.0 x 78.8 cm image / sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. corner, pencil "F. L. Foley 87".
Not on display
© Fiona Foley, courtesy of Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
Where the work was made
Shown in 4 exhibitions
Review: works by women from the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 08 Mar 1995–04 Jun 1995
Fiona Foley: Invisible voices:
unknown, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Aug 2007–28 Oct 2007
Boomalli: 20 years on, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 01 Sep 2007–28 Oct 2007