Bolkjam, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia born 1952
Mainingrida , Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia born 1948
Wyarra Family group
Ankabadbirri, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Materials & Technique: sculptures, natural earth pigments on Kurrajong wood, paperbark and natural feathers
This is a sculpture by Rembarrnga artist Bob Burruwal (b.1952) and Rembarrnga/Kune artist Lena Yarinkura (b.1948) depicting spirit figures – male and female, young and old – standing near their camp dog. The sculpture is shown as an enlargeable image. This work was exhibited as a part of the second National Indigenous Art Triennial, ‘unDisclosed’, at the National Gallery of Australia in 2012. The resource includes links to further information about the artists and the themes of the exhibition and gives information on both artists’ development and a visual analysis of the connection to ancestral narratives. The dimensions are variable at 211.0 cm high x 190.0 cm wide and were made from natural earth pigments on Kurrajong wood, paperbark and natural feathers.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra