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