An image of March fly

Makani Wilingarr

(Australia 1905 – 1984)

Community
Milingimbi, Arnhem region, Ramingining, Arnhem region
Language group
Mildjingi, Arnhem region

March fly

Location
Not on display
Further information

The three distinct panels within is work containing triangular forms refer to clouds. These are horizon clouds located to the north, referring to Makani’s clan estates. Most interesting here is the portrayal of a march fly in the lower section, beautifully painted with fine details and a heightened realism. Its delicate wings are fully extended, its string vividly apparent and somewhat menacing.

Place of origin
Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Year
circa 1950s
Media
Bark painting
Medium
natural pigments on bark
Dimensions
59.7 x 30.2 cm
Credit
Purchased 1962
Accession number
IA15.1962
Copyright
© Makani Estate. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney