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Title

Lunggutja (Hardy Island)

circa 1950


Artist

Malnggi

Australia

circa 1890 - early 1960s

Language groups

Gupapuyngu, Arnhem region, Birrkili, Arnhem region


About

In this work Malnggi depicts the flow of saltwater at Lunggata or Hardy Island. The tracks of Nambulati (seagulls) can be seen running down the right-hand side of the work.


Details


Other Title

Bark painting (Tracks? and starfish shapes)


Date

circa 1950


Media category

Bark painting


Materials used

natural pigments on bark


Dimensions

101.9 x 44.5 cm


Credit

Purchased 1959


Location

Not on display


Accession number

IA23.1959


Artist information

Malnggi

Works in the collection

2


Place

Where the work was made
Milingimbi

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Cara Pinchbeck, Lindy Allen and Louise Hamby, Art from Milingimbi, Sydney, 2016, 117 (colour illus.), 142.