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Title

Bushfire

(1961)


Artist

Binyinyuwuy Djarrankuykuy

Australia

1928 - 1982

Language group

Djambarrpuyungu, Arnhem region


About

The bushfire swept through coconut palms on the mainland. The cross-hatching is the plain where the trees grew, the zig-zag lines represent the skin or bark of the palms, the red caps at the top represent the fire consuming the trees.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2005


Details


Other Title

A bushfire


Date

(1961)


Media category

Bark painting


Materials used

natural pigments on bark


Dimensions

76.8 x 46.4 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1961


Location

Not on display


Accession number

IA17.1961


Artist information

Binyinyuwuy Djarrankuykuy

Artist profile

Works in the collection

15


Place

Where the work was made
Milingimbi

Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history