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Title

Hunting scene

Sep 1959


Artist

Muŋgurrawuy Yunupiŋu

Australia

circa 1907 - 12 Apr 1979

Language group

Gumatj, Arnhem region


About

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


Details


Date

Sep 1959


Media category

Bark painting


Materials used

natural pigments on bark


Dimensions

120.0 x 60.0 cm (irreg.)


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1959


Location

Not on display


Accession number

IA58.1959


Artist information

Muŋgurrawuy Yunupiŋu

Artist profile

Works in the collection

16


Place

Where the work was made
Yirrkala

Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


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.