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Title

Malwanatharra (Sandy Beach)

circa 1950


Artist

Makani Wilingarr

Australia

1905 - 1984

Language group

Mildjingi, Arnhem region


About

Clouds are a dominant feature in this work forming a border of red and black triangles running along the top and down the sides of the work. Enclosed within this are forms of centipedes, which connect the bark to the location of Sandy Beach on mainland Australia.


Details


Other Title

Bark painting (four fish totems?)


Date

circa 1950


Media category

Bark painting


Materials used

natural pigments on bark


Dimensions

81.9 x 43.2 cm


Credit

Purchased 1959


Location

Not on display


Accession number

IA18.1959


Artist information

Makani Wilingarr

Artist profile

Works in the collection

16


Place

Where the work was made
Milingimbi

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

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