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Title

Hunting scene

September 1959

Artist

Muŋgurrawuy Yunupiŋu

Australia

circa 1907 – 12 Apr 1979

Language group: Gumatj, Arnhem region

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  • 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
    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
    Copyright
    © Estate of Munggurrawuy Yunupingu, courtesy Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre

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    Works in the collection

    16

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    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

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Yirrkala

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 4 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    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

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