Australia 1918 /1922 – 2001
[Bush fire Dreaming] 1971-1972 Description: No.9 Reproduced in Bardon 1991, p.60 (here the title is given as Bungalung Old Man's Fire Story) (depicts a landscape with hills and one burnt body in the bottom right hand side).
Place made: Papunya, Western Desert, Northern Territory, Australia
Materials & Technique: paintings, synthetic polymer paint on composition board
The ancestral origins of fire vary from group to group in indigenous Australia. The designs across the top of Johnny Tjupurrula Warrangula's Bushfire Dreaming 1971-72 indicate burnt-out country after fire.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra