An image of Mardayin at Dilebang

John Mawurndjul

(Australia 1952 – )

Community
Maningrida, Arnhem region, Milmilngkan, Arnhem region
Language group
Kuninjku, Arnhem region

Mardayin at Dilebang

Location
Not on display
Further information

John Mawurndjul has depicted a Mardayin design at Dilebang. Dilebang is an important site located along the cliff face of an enormous outlier formation in Kurulk clan estate. Dilebang has religious significance as a Death Adder and Rainbow Serpent site. The location consists of a narrow ravine in the outlier which runs down to a fresh water spring surrounded by a monsoon vine thicket fetaturing palm trees and Flagellaria indica vines.

© Maningrida Arts & Culture 2004

Place of origin
Maningrida, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Year
2004
Media
Print
Medium
etching, 'Maningrida brown' ink on white BFK Rives Moulin du Gué wove paper
Dimensions
25.0 x 19.7 cm platemark; 50.1 x 32.8 cm sheet (irreg.)
Signature & date

Signed lower c. to l.r. beneath platemark, pencil "JOHNNY". Not dated.

Credit
Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 2005
Accession number
4.2005.1
Copyright
© John Mawurndjul/Maningrida Arts and Culture. Licensed by Copyright Agency