- Place where the work was made
North-east Arnhem Land
- September 1959
- Media category
- Bark painting
- Materials used
- natural pigments on bark
- 120.0 x 60.0 cm (irreg.)
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1959
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Estate of Munggurrawuy Yunupingu, courtesy Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre
- Artist information
Works in the collection
This painting depicts a fisherman and many of the food species hunted by Yirritja people. These include turtle, various kinds of fish, snakes, dugong, kangaroo, stingray, crocodiles, birds and frogs.
© Information provided by the artist
Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000
Where the work was made
Shown in 4 exhibitions
Gamarada, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Nov 1996–16 Feb 1997
A material thing - Objects from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 31 Aug 1998–09 Feb 1999
Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000
The Dreamers (2009-10), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 09 May 2009–15 Aug 2010
Referenced in 2 publications
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, 43 (colour illus.).
Hetti Perkins and Ken Watson, A material thing - objects from the collection, Sydney, 1999.
Other works by Muŋgurrawuy Yunupiŋu
The Thunder Spirits (Birimbira) Muŋgurrawuy Yunupiŋu 1961 IA19.1961 On display – 20th-century galleries (ground floor)
See all 16 works