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Title

Bark painting (hunting scene)

September 1959

Artists

Mawalan Marika

Australia

circa 1908 – 26 Nov 1967

Language group: Rirratjingu, Arnhem region

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Mathaman Marika

Australia

circa 1915 – 11 Jan 1970

Language group: Rirratjingu, Arnhem region

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Yirrkala North-east Arnhem Land Northern Territory Australia
    Date
    September 1959
    Media category
    Bark painting
    Materials used
    natural pigments on bark
    Dimensions
    102.9 x 62.3 cm
    Credit
    Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1959
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    IA55.1959
    Copyright
    © Mawalan Marika. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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  • About

    The four crosses represent sacred reefs. Species of fish, turtle and crocodile live in this environment. In the centre of the lower section is a large sacred devil ray.

    © Information provided by the artist

    Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Yirrkala

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

    • Gamarada, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Nov 1996–16 Feb 1997

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