Mimih hunter and ceremony
Anchor Barrbuwa Wurrkidj
1924 - 1977
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
Bark painting (Mimi hunter and corroboree)
Mimi hunter and corroboree
natural pigments on bark
72.4 x 52.0 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1962
© Estate of Anchor Barrbuwa Wurrkidj. Licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency, 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
Sentient lands, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Jun 2016–08 Oct 2017
Referenced in 4 publications
Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 8. cat.no. A31
Hetti Perkins, Crossing country: the alchemy of western Arnhem Land art, Sydney, 2004, 230.
Margo Neale and Unknown, Introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, Port Melbourne, 2003, 5 (colour illus.).
Margo Neale, Yiribana: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection, Sydney, 1994, 54, 55 (colour illus.), 139. plate no. 24