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Ahakeye and Little Wallaby Dreaming by Lindsay Bird (SOLD)

120cm x 90cm

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This painting depicts elements associated with the Ahakeye (Bush Plum) story, a very important story for Lindsay that belongs to his country, Ilkawerne, and also the Little Wallaby story.  

Concentric circles represent the site of the bush plum trees. Parallel lines represent song lines or travelling lines of the Ilkawerne people associated with this story. '7' shaped symbols represent the tracks of a little wallaby and white dots represent the flower of the bush plum.


Artist: Lindsay Bird
Skin name: Mpetyane (also spelled Mbitjana)
Language group: Anmatyerre
Country: Ilkawerne
Area: Utopia Region, Central Australia
Born: c. 1942
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    • Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen
    • Size of painting: 120cm x 90cm
    • Size of linen border: Approx 8cm
    • Background colour: Black