John BULUNBULUNLarry RAWLINGMAL STUDIOPORT JACKSON PRESS, Flying foxes Enlarge 1 /1
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John BULUNBULUN

Ganalbingu people

Australia 1946 – 2010

Larry RAWLING

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia born 1938

printer

MAL STUDIO

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia commenced 1966 – 1984

print workshop (organisation)

PORT JACKSON PRESS

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia commenced 1975

publisher (organisation)

Flying foxes 1979 Place made: Mal Studio Pty. Ltd., 1st floor, 355 William Street, West Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper screenprint, printed in colour inks, from multiple stencils Support: wove Arches Moulin du Gué paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: 55/90
Edition: edition of 90
Place Published: Sydney: Port Jackson Press

Primary Insc: Signed on image lower right in black pencil, 'Johnny Bulu Bulun'. Inscribed on image lower left in black pencil, '55/90'
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 76.2 h x 57.5 w cm sheet 76.2 h x 57.5 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gordon Darling Fund 1984
Accession No: NGA 84.1282
Image rights: © Johnny Bulunbulun. Licensed by Viscopy
Provenance:
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from the Aboriginal Artists Agency (AAA), Sydney, September 1994.

Flying foxes hang by their toes and their fingers in the branches of an Australian tree. These animals love eating flowers and fruit and have large wing spans that allow them to fly long distances.

These flying foxes look as though they are having fun hanging out together. Do you ever hang upside down on the monkey bars with your friends? What does it feel like?

Activity: Can you trace the flying foxes and then draw in their collars and coats. Research the variety of flying foxes in Australia to help you with your drawing.


Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra