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Gija people

Derby, Western Australia, Australia born 1964



St Nazaire, Brittany, France born 1968

printer, lithographic

  • Australia from 1972

Northern Territory University

print workshop (organisation)

Dawang 1994 Place made: Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper lithograph, printed in warm black ink, from one stone Support: off-white wove paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: printer's proof

Edition Notes: 'The printing stone was inked with tusche and the artist then carved into the stone (through the tusche) with a small pocket knife using a 'rocking of hand' method. The same technique is used to carve designs onto slate and boab nuts in the Kimberley region'. Franck Gohier 2006
Primary Insc: Signed lower right below printed image, in black pencil, 'Tommy Bung-Bung'.Titled lower centre below printed image, in black pencil, 'DAWANG'.Not dated.Inscribed with edition details, lower left below printed image, in black pencil, 'P/P PM42'.
Dimensions: printed image (irregular) 54.5 h x 40.4 w cm sheet 76.0 h x 56.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gordon Darling Australia Pacific Print Fund, celebrating the National Gallery of Australia’s 25th anniversary, 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.473
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Franck Gohier (the printer of the work), Darwin, 2007.