An image of Bark painting (hunting scene)

Mawalan Marika

(Australia circa 1908 – 26 Nov 1967)

Community
Yirrkala, Arnhem region
Language group
Rirratjingu, Arnhem region

Mathaman Marika

(Australia circa 1915 – 11 Jan 1970)

Community
Yirrkala, Arnhem region
Language group
Rirratjingu, Arnhem region

Bark painting (hunting scene)

Location
Not on display
Further information

The four crosses represent sacred reefs. Species of fish, turtle and crocodile live in this environment. In the centre of the lower section is a large sacred devil ray.

© Information provided by the artist

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000

Place of origin
Yirrkala, North-east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Year
Sep 1959
Media
Bark painting
Medium
natural pigments on bark
Dimensions
102.9 x 62.3 cm
Credit
Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1959
Accession number
IA55.1959
Copyright
© Mawalan Marika. Licensed by Copyright Agency