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Title

Dhuwa and Yirritja Animals

1960


Artist

Makani Wilingarr

Australia

1905 - 1984

Language group

Mildjingi, Arnhem region


About

In 'Dhuwa and Yirritja animals' 1960 numerous figurative elements appear embedded within country, their forms somewhat hidden within the vast miny’tji (clan designs) of country. The undulating form of a serpent gently dissects the composition, with further divisions created to both sides by discrete line work. Within these sections figurative elements are literally attached to the land, their forms barely distinct from the patch of miny’tji to which they are connected. The use of multi-directional cross-hatching to create this patchwork results in a field of shimmering brilliance.


Details


Other Title

Dua & Jiridja animals


Date

1960


Media category

Bark painting


Materials used

natural pigments on bark


Dimensions

108.5 x 37.5 cm (irreg.)


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1961


Location

Not on display


Accession number

IA7.1961


Artist information

Makani Wilingarr

Artist profile

Works in the collection

16


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Edmund Capon, Unknown, Tony Tuckson, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Christopher Hodges, Helen Eager, Unknown, Unknown, Daphne Wallace and Unknown, Gamarada, Sydney, 1996, 37 (colour illus.).