Mawalan Marika | Djan’kawu Creation Story 3
Natural pigments on eucalyptus bark
75 5/8 x 26 5/8
192 x 67.5
Art Gallery of New South Wales. Gift of Dr. Stuart Scougall, 1959. IA66.1959
About The Artist
Mawalan Marika was the head of one of Australia’s most important artistic dynasties. In 1935, he negotiated the establishment of the Methodist mission at Yirrkala. He was instrumental in the painting of the Yirrkala Church Panels and was a signatory to the Yirrkala Bark Petitions. In the 1960s, he broke with tradition by being the first to teach his daughters to paint.