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circa 1981 - 2002
Pike, Jimmy, 1940 - 2002
Walmajarri / Walmatjarri people (A66) (WA SE51-16) | Art - Artists - Men
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Printed image 14.5 x 19.5 cm, on sheet 25 x 35 cm
Inscribed 'J PIKE 119/500' below image. Inscribed 'ATS_1036/ATS_1036_027 2014L/0294 P16' on reverse. Circular label inscribed '524' on reverse.
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Walmajarri / Walmatjarri language (A66) (WA SE51-16)
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Fremantle (Perth SW WA SI50-02)
Stephen Culley & David Wroth, Desert Designs, Fremantle, Western Australia, circa 1985 - circa 2002
|Is referenced by|| |
Amadio, Nadine. Jimmy Pike: Graphics from the Christensen Fund Collection. Perth: Christensen Fund, 1988.
O'Ferrall, Michael. Jimmy Pike - Desert Designs 1981 - 1995. Perth, W.A.: Art Gallery of Western Australia, 1995.
|Artist statement|| |
Mangkaja or Wirringarri is a white bird from the Dreamtime. He is like an owl, with black and white markings around his eyes. He travels at night. Mangkaja came from Kiyili way. Some people were frightened of this Mangkaja. They found him sitting down on a log. They tried to kill him, but he flew up very high, and where he landed there sprung up a waterhole, Mangkaja Kura. Nearby this place is Malajapi, the campsite of the Mala spirit. Mala is the little bush kangaroo. The people come here to tell the spirit to send plenty of mala to the land.
Art - Subjects - Water sources
Art - Subjects - Dreamtime Story
Art - Subjects - Animals - Birds
Birds in art
Owls in art
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Copyright Pat Lowe
Licenced to AIATSIS. All rights reserved.
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