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Title

Men's business

1987

Artist

Fiona Foley

Australia

20 Mar 1964 –

Language group: Badtjala, North-east region

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Queensland Australia
    Date
    1987
    Media category
    Drawing
    Materials used
    crayon, charcoal
    Dimensions
    55.0 x 78.8 cm image / sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r. corner, pencil "F. L. Foley 87".

    Credit
    Purchased 1988
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    64.1988
    Copyright
    © Fiona Foley, courtesy of Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

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    Artist information
    Fiona Foley

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    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

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Queensland

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 4 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

    • Ben Gennochio, Fiona Foley: Solitaire, 'Pastels and politics', pg. 70-93, Annandale, 2001, 2-3 (colour illus., detail), 74 (colour illus.), 76.

    • Ben Gennochio, Fiona Foley: Invisible voices, Bundaberg, 2000, 12, 13 (colour illus.). cat.no. 1 or 2 (not specified)

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