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Title

Mimih hunter and ceremony

circa 1961

Artist

Anchor Barrbuwa Wurrkidj

Australia

1924 - 1977

Language group

Kuninjku, Arnhem region

  • Details

    Other Titles
    Bark painting (Mimi hunter and corroboree)
    Mimi hunter and corroboree
    Place where the work was made
    Western Arnhem Land Northern Territory Australia
    Date
    circa 1961
    Media category
    Bark painting
    Materials used
    natural pigments on bark
    Dimensions
    72.4 x 52.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1962
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    IA163.1962
    Copyright
    © Estate of Anchor Barrbuwa Wurrkidj. Licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd

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    Anchor Barrbuwa Wurrkidj

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    In this painting, the white area represents rock. The red represents an area inside the rock, where the mimih hunter and ceremonial participants are depicted.

    from Hetti Perkins et al., 'Crossing country: the alchemy of Western Arnhem Land art', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2004

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Western Arnhem Land

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 4 publications