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Title

Bushfire

(1961)

Artist

Binyinyuwuy Djarrankuykuy

Australia

1928 - 1982

Language group

Djambarrpuyungu, Arnhem region

  • Details

    Other Title
    A bushfire
    Place where the work was made
    Milingimbi Central Arnhem Land Northern Territory Australia
    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
    Copyright
    © Binyinyuwuy Estate. Licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd

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    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

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Milingimbi

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

    • Cara Pinchbeck, Lindy Allen and Louise Hamby, Art from Milingimbi, Sydney, 2016, 57 (colour illus.), 140.

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