2008/0106 Wudu Waterhole

Wudu Waterhole

Artist

Hughie (Munangu) BENT
Aboriginal/Indigenous
Birth:
1940
 in
Landi Wudu, Great Sandy Desert, Western Australia
Death:
2006
 in
Western Australia

Artwork

Title
Wudu Waterhole
Date
1995
Medium/Material
Screenprint on archival paper
Dimensions
41 x 51 cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Gift of Brigitte Braun Gallery, 2008
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
2008/0106
Currently not on display

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Extended Label

This painting depicts the Wudu waterhole in the Great Sandy Desert which is a permanent source of water. the small waterholes are soaks which dry up in the dry season. The Dreaming story associated with this waterhole concerns an emu, Wudu, who came to the waterhole to drink. He went into the waterhole, got bogged and couldn’t get out, eventually dying there.

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