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Title

Rain in the trees

circa 1959


Artist

Binyinyuwuy Djarrankuykuy

Australia

1928 - 1982

Language group

Djambarrpuyungu, Arnhem region


About

The atmospherics of country are evocatively captured by Binyinyuwuy in Rain in the trees c1959, as he gives form to the seasonal rains that fall as the north wind blows, normally around November or December. In the lower section he portrays the patterns of lightning that are seen in the clouds. Finely painted and multicoloured, these reverberating bands give visual form to the dynamic forces that activate the landscape and enact the renewal and replenishment that is brought by the wet season each year. If read in planar view, they also provide an image of the subterranean effects wrought by this deluge.


Details


Other Title

Bark painting (Rain in the trees)


Date

circa 1959


Media category

Bark painting


Materials used

natural pigments on bark


Dimensions

74.0 x 39.4 cm (irreg.)


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1962


Location

Not on display


Accession number

IA7.1962


Artist information

Binyinyuwuy Djarrankuykuy

Artist profile

Works in the collection

15


Place

Where the work was made
Milingimbi

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Ken Watson, Tradition today: Indigenous art in Australia, 'Binyinyuwuy', pg. 30, Sydney, 2004, 30 (colour illus.).