Figure of Garaginya Ancestral Being of the Yirritja moiety and brother of Lany'tjung
Figure of Garaginja, ancestral being and brother of Laindjung
Figure of Garaginja, ancestral being and brother of Lany'tjung
wood, human hair, parakeet feathers, white feathers, colours: red, yellow, white, black on red ground
85.7 cm height
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1960
© Estate of Munggurrawuy Yunupingu, courtesy Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Arts Centre, Yirrkala
Where the work was made
Shown in 4 exhibitions
Purchases and Acquisitions for 1960, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Mar 1961–23 Apr 1961
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
Sentient lands, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Jun 2016–08 Oct 2017
Referenced in 3 publications
Niru Ratnam, Frameworks for modern art, 'Exhibiting the 'other': Yuendumu community's 'Yarla'', pg. 206-251, London, 2003, 222 (colour illus.). plate no. 5.16
Edmund Capon, Steven Miller, Tony Tuckson, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Christopher Hodges, Helen Eager, Unknown, Sandra Phillips, Daphne Wallace and Ken Watson, Gamarada, Sydney, 1996, 31 (colour illus.).
Hetti Perkins and Ken Watson, A material thing - objects from the collection, Sydney, 1999.