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Title

March fly

circa 1950s


Artist

Makani Wilingarr

Australia

1905 - 1984

Language group

Mildjingi, Arnhem region


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.


Details


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


Artist information

Makani Wilingarr

Artist profile

Works in the collection

16


Place

Where the work was made
Milingimbi

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history