An image of Mardayin at Mukkamukka

Kay Lindjuwanga

(Australia 1957 – )

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

Mardayin at Mukkamukka

Location
Not on display
Further information

This work by Kay Lindjuwanga concerns a major patrimoiety ceremony of a secret and sacred nature called Mardayin. Mukkamukka is the name for a large area of land around the Mann River about 50km south of Maningrida. The etching refers to Mukkamukka which is in the Dangkorlo clan estate in the Mann River region. In one small billabong is the Mardayin ceremony sacred site. Kay's husband, John Mawurndjul considers Mukkamukka to be the most important Mardayin sacred site in the region.

© 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; 50.0 x 33.0 cm sheet (irreg.)
Signature & date

Signed l.r. beneath platemark, pencil "KAY". Not dated.

Credit
Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 2005
Accession number
4.2005.9
Copyright
© Kay Lindjuwanga. Licensed by Copyright Agency