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Jewijgunning (Bower Bird Dreaming), 1997

Artist: Queenie Nakarra McKenzie

Region: Bungle Bungles, WA

Medium/Type: Limited Edition Print

Size: 76 x 61 cm

Catalogue Number: QNM41-50

Price: $6,500

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Date: 1997
Catalogue No: QNM41-50
Limited Edition: 50
Image Size: 61 x 76 cm
Paper size: 75 x 95 cm
Medium: Serigraph
Studio: Rousel Screenprints Sydney, NSW
Printer: Stuart Blannin Furguson

The breeding place of the bower bird is shown with bird tracks and scratchings around the nest. It is surrounded by the hills and features of this special breeding place deep in the Kimberley landscape. The two hills depicted on either side of the nest are shown adopting the stance of the dancers who perform the Bower Bird dance in corroboree by bending forward with their arms stretched behind them like wings. The triangular pattern in the front of the print represents a very special place to Queenie. It is called Banana Springs.


Queenie Nakarra McKenzie

Region: Kimberley, WA

One of the most senior figures in Gija women's law and ceremony, and one of the most prominent painters of the Warmun (Turkey Creek) community.

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