An image of Dhuwa and Yirritja AnimalsAn image of Dhuwa and Yirritja Animals

Makani Wilingarr

(Australia 1905 – 1984)

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

Dhuwa and Yirritja Animals

Other titles:
Dua & Jiridja animals
Location
Not on display
Further information

In 'Dhuwa and Yirritja animals' 1960 numerous figurative elements appear embedded within country, their forms somewhat hidden within the vast miny’tji (clan designs) of country. The undulating form of a serpent gently dissects the composition, with further divisions created to both sides by discrete line work. Within these sections figurative elements are literally attached to the land, their forms barely distinct from the patch of miny’tji to which they are connected. The use of multi-directional cross-hatching to create this patchwork results in a field of shimmering brilliance.

Place of origin
Goyder River, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Year
1960
Media
Bark painting
Medium
natural pigments on bark
Dimensions
108.5 x 37.5 cm (irreg.)
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1961
Accession number
IA7.1961
Copyright
© Makani Estate. Licensed by Copyright Agency.