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Title

March fly

circa 1950s

Artist

Makani Wilingarr

Australia

1905 - 1984

Language group

Mildjingi, Arnhem region

  • Details

    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
    59.7 x 30.2 cm
    Credit
    Purchased 1962
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    IA15.1962
    Copyright
    © Makani Estate. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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    Makani Wilingarr

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    Works in the collection

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  • About

    The three distinct panels within is work containing triangular forms refer to clouds. These are horizon clouds located to the north, referring to Makani’s clan estates. Most interesting here is the portrayal of a march fly in the lower section, beautifully painted with fine details and a heightened realism. Its delicate wings are fully extended, its string vividly apparent and somewhat menacing.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Milingimbi

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

    • Cara Pinchbeck, Art from Milingimbi, ‘Makani’, pg. 102-115, Sydney, 2016, 106 (colour illus.), 142.

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