Painted in Milingimbi, Arnhem Land, NT
Jim Davidson, Vic 1989
Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Vic Cat No. 891522
Private Collection, Vic
Born c.1928 Peter Mondjingu lived at Millingimbi amongst the Gupapuyngu people. His totem was Birrkili, the Turtle. His barks were originally collected in the field by Jim Davidson, the owner of Australia’s first tribal art gallery and placed into important collections including the National Gallery of Victoria and the Queensland Art Gallery. In 1984, he was one of a number of artists whose works were commissioned and collected for the Power Institute at Sydney University. These paintings and regalia subsequently became part of the permanent collection of Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art.
Twentieth Century Aboriginal Art: A Myriad of Dreaming, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, 1989, p.32 pl.27
Cf. Groger-Wurm, H., 1973, Australian Aboriginal Paintings and their Mythological Interpretation, Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, Canberra. (C) Plate 77 page 56 and Plate 86 page 60Share