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© Bede Tungutalum/Licenced by Viscopy, 2017

Two men hunting a dugong

Date: 1987
Dimensions:
Sheet: 595 x 841 mm
Image: 461 x 452 mm
Overall: 594 x 841 mm, 1 mm, 0.1 kg
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Copyright: © Bede Tungutalum
Classification:Art
Object Name: Linocut
Object No: 00004616

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    Description
    This black and white block print by the Tiwi Islander artist, Bede (Ampuruwaiuah) Tungutalum depicts two men in a canoe on a fishing trip. As one man steers, the other man can be seen spearing a dugong in the foreground.
    HistorySenior Tiwi artist Bede Tungutalum is a painter, carver and printmaker and one of the founders of Tiwi Designs the renowned Indigenous screen printing business based on Bathurst Island. His work has been exhibited widely across Australia and he has undertaken artist residencies in Canada and New Zealand. His work is held in major public collections throughout Australia including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; National Maritime Museum, Sydney; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; and Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.
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