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Title

Dapaliny (small non-edible grub)

circa 1959


Artist

Giminydju Munduwuy

Australia

1915 - 1993

Language group

Mandhalpuy, Arnhem region


About

Giminydju Munduwuy is probably best known as the father of famed actor David Gulpilil. Giminydju was not a prolific artist, but painted consistently and passed his skills to his son, who was known for his paintings before becoming more recognised for his skills on screen. Many of Giminydju’s works refer to the Wägilak sisters. In this work he depicts the small grub known as dapaliny, with its young painted in yellow. Dapaliny are considered a nuisance, swarming uncontrollably across land and water during certain seasons.


Details


Other Title

Small non-edible grub (dabalain)


Date

circa 1959


Media category

Bark painting


Materials used

natural pigments on bark


Dimensions

81.3 x 42.5 cm


Credit

Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1959


Location

Not on display


Accession number

IA43.1959


Artist information

Giminydju Munduwuy

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Milingimbi

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history