An image of Niwuda - Yirritja honey bee

Binyinyuwuy

(Australia 1928 – 1982)

Community
Milingimbi, Arnhem region
Language group
Djambarrpuyungu, Arnhem region

Niwuda - Yirritja honey bee

Other titles:
Yirritja honey bee, Yirritja Honey Bee design (Niwuda), Yirritja honey bee design
Location
Not on display
Further information

The diamond shape pattern represents a hive of bees showing cells, wax, eggs and young bees. The projection in the center section may be the entrance to the hive or a sacred post.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2005

Place of origin
Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Year
collected 1960
Media
Bark painting
Medium
natural pigments on eucalyptus bark
Dimensions
74.5 x 35.0 cm (irreg.)
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1960
Accession number
IA48.1960
Copyright
© Binyinyiwuy/Bula'Bula Arts. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney