The Sacred Place of the Lizard

GARGANDA: artist

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About the work

This bark depicts the sacred place of the lizard. The circle represents the totemic stone embodying the spirit of the lizard of the dreamtime. The cross hatching in this area surrounding the circle represents the tribal ground belonging to the aborigines of the lizard totem. Field: Field Museum, Chicago. 1972. Cat.

deYoung: M.H deYoung Memorial Museum, San Fransisco. 1974. Cat.
The Sacred Place of the Lizard
Artist/Maker and role
GARGANDA: artist
ochres on eucalyptus bark
25.0 x 70.0 cm
Credit line
Purchased through the Western Australian Government, 1988
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
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This is one of the bark paintings in our collection.