An image of Men's business

Fiona Foley

(Australia 20 Mar 1964 – )

Community
Brisbane, North-east region
Language group
Badtjala, North-east region

Men's business

Location
Not on display
Further information

Records a 'Marndiella or boy's initiation ceremony at Ramingining in December 1986 when just before dawn the dancers set fire to leaves attached to their legs. The drawing shows the track of the moon at the bottom, a curved live of spectators frames the initiates (who are under a blanket), the line of dancers represent the Wititj (python), the conical hats work by the dancers represent the Wagilag sisters’ dog.

Fiona Foley, the artist

Place of origin
Queensland, Australia
Year
1987
Media
Drawing
Medium
crayon, charcoal
Dimensions
55.0 x 78.8 cm image / sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. corner, pencil "F. L. Foley 87".
Credit
Purchased 1988
Accession number
64.1988
Copyright
© Fiona Foley, courtesy of Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney