An image of Mimih ceremony

Spider Namirrki Nabunu

(Australia 1924 – 1973)

Community
Mudginberri, Arnhem region, Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Arnhem region
Language group
Kunwinjku, Arnhem region

Mimih ceremony

Other titles:
Mimi, a spirit people, holding a corroboree, in ancestral times, Mimi corroboree
Location
Not on display
Further information

Spider Namirriki Nabunu was active from the 1960s, when he was living and working at Kunbarlanja (Oenpelli). This painting was acquired in 1960 by Dr Stuart Scougall and gifted to the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.

from Hetti Perkins et al., 'Crossing country: the alchemy of Western Arnhem Land art', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2004

Place of origin
Beswick Creek, Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Year
1960
Media
Bark painting
Medium
natural pigments on bark
Dimensions
85.0 x 51.0 cm (irreg.)
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1960
Accession number
IA11.1960
Copyright
© Spider Namirrki Nabunu. Licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd