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Title

Wagilag Sisters' Story

1959

Artist

Mathaman Marika

Australia

circa 1915 - 11 Jan 1970

Language group

Rirratjingu, Arnhem region

  • Details

    Other Title
    Wauwalag sisters myth
    Place where the work was made
    Yirrkala North-east Arnhem Land Northern Territory Australia
    Date
    1959
    Media category
    Bark painting
    Materials used
    natural pigments on bark
    Dimensions
    142.2 x 54.6 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1960
    Location
    20th & 21st c Australian art
    Accession number
    IA35.1960
    Copyright
    © Mathaman Marika, courtesy Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Arts Centre, Yirrkala

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    Mathaman Marika

    Works in the collection

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  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Yirrkala

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 4 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

    • Edmund Capon AM, OBE, Steven Miller, Tony Tuckson, James Scougall, Mollie Gowing, Harry Messel, Craig Brush, Ronald Fine, Alison Fine, Gordon Davies, Rosalind Davies, Christopher Hodges, Helen Eager, Rosemary Gow, Sandra Phillips, Daphne Wallace and Ken Watson, Gamarada, Sydney, 1996, 32 (colour illus.).

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