Untitled (Mardayin design)
1903 - 17 Apr 1976
This work represents the sacred Maraian Ceremony of the Kunwinjku clan of Western Arnhem Land.
Sacred and Secret Maraian Ceremony
natural pigments on bark
76.2 x 46.4 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Gift of Qantas 1996
Not on display
© Estate of Yirawala. licensed by Viscopy, Sydney.
Where the work was made
Western Arnhem Land
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Crossing country: the alchemy of Western Arnhem Land art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 24 Sep 2004–12 Dec 2004
One sun, one moon, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Jul 2007–02 Dec 2007
Referenced in 2 publications
Deborah Edwards, One sun one moon: Aboriginal art in Australia, ‘Histories in the making: Aboriginal Art and modernism’, pg. 51-63, Sydney, 2007, 60 (colour illus.).
Hetti Perkins, Crossing country: the alchemy of western Arnhem Land art, Sydney, 2004, 36 (colour illus., right image), 231.