The Travelling Cloud - Possum Tree Story

Narritjin MAYMURU: artist

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About the work

This shows the possum tree story. The top right hand of this bark shows the traveling cloud which is the personal insignia of Narridjin and is painted on his chest when he performs this ceremony. The turtle in the center indicates Narridjin’s original home on Groote Eylandt. The bottom panel shows the night bird Karawak and the Gunyan crabs
crawling at the foot of the cliff at Djerakoi. 65” x 23”
Collected: Dr. Stuart Scougall Y71, ca. 1960.
The Travelling Cloud - Possum Tree Story
Artist/Maker and role
Narritjin MAYMURU: artist
ochres on eucalyptus bark
172.5cm x 62.2cm
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.