Malwanatharra (Sandy Beach)
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.
Bark painting (four fish totems?)
natural pigments on bark
81.9 x 43.2 cm
Not on display
© Makani Estate. Licensed by Copyright Agency.
Where the work was made
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Australian Aboriginal art: bark paintings, carved figures, sacred and secular objects: an exhibition arranged by the State art galleries of Australia, 1960-1961:
- Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 17 Aug 1960–18 Sep 1960
- Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane Oct 1960–Oct 1960
- National Gallery of Victoria [Swanston Street], Melbourne Nov 1960–Dec 1960
- Western Australian Art Gallery, Perth Feb 1961–Mar 1961
- National Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Apr 1961–Apr 1961
- Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart May 1961–Jun 1961
Art from Milingimbi: taking memories back, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Nov 2016–29 Jan 2017
Referenced in 2 publications
Frederick D. McCarthy, Australian Aboriginal art: bark paintings, carved figures, sacred and secular objects: an exhibition arranged by the State art galleries of Australia, 1960-1961, 'Introduction', pg. 7-17, Sydney, 1960, 23. cat.no. 39
Cara Pinchbeck, Art from Milingimbi, ‘Makani’, pg. 102-115, Sydney, 2016, 106 (colour illus.), 142.