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Title

Darrpa (king brown snakes)

circa 1950s

Artist

Buranday Waynbarrnga

Australia

circa 1914 - 1980

Language group

Djambarrpuyngu, Arnhem region

  • Details

    Other Title
    Rain snakes - King Brown snakes
    Place where the work was made
    Milingimbi Central Arnhem Land Northern Territory Australia
    Date
    circa 1950s
    Media category
    Bark painting
    Materials used
    natural pigments on bark
    Dimensions
    69.9 x 41.3 cm
    Credit
    Purchased 1962
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    IA1.1962
    Copyright
    © Buranday. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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    Like Binyinyuwuy, Buranday also gave graphic form to därrpa, the king brown snake, to which both men were innately connected. In 'Därrpa (king brown snakes)' c1950s Buranday provides two views of djärrpa. In the lower section they are extended between the horizontal bands of fine cross-hatching; in the upper section they are seemingly trapped, their forms compressed and contorted, with this sense restriction intensified by the multidirectional infill that echoes their angular bodies.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Milingimbi

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

    • Cara Pinchbeck, Art from Milingimbi, ‘Buranday’, pg. 60-63, Sydney, 2016, 61 (colour illus.), 140.

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