1971/0XP6 A Lightning Spirit, Yowg Yowg

A Lightning Spirit, Yowg Yowg

Artist

GUBARGU
Indigenous
Birth:
1936
 in
Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory

Artwork

Title
A Lightning Spirit, Yowg Yowg
Date
1971
Medium/Material
bark
Dimensions
74 x 48 cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased 1971
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
1971/0XP6
Currently not on display

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Curatorial insightSenior eastern Kunwinjku artist Gubargu/Kubarrku has a rugged individual style that has changed very little in over thirty years of continuous production. He chooses not to adorn his figures with meticulous rarrk, preferring a barer, uneven form of cross-hatching like that of the rock images found in country near Yikarrakkal, Kubumi, where he lives. (Ryan, Spirit in Land, 1990)

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