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Patrick Mung Mung

Dumbunji (red rock country), 1999

natural earth pigments on canvas
100 x 140 cm
$ 9,000 Gallery price

Born around 1944 at Yunurrel (Spring Creek), Patrick Mung Mung is a senior Gija elder who lives at Warmun in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia. Mung Mung was a leading figure in the establishment of the Warmun Art Centre, which has produced many of Australia’s prominent Indigenous artists including the late Rover Thomas.

Mung Mung uses soft and hard palettes of natural pigments extracted from his local surrounds. His paintings tell of the Ngarrangkarni (Dreaming) stories, the stories of Jarlarlu his father’s country and more recently of Ngarrgooroon country, which is characterised by hilly terrain and waterholes. The narratives are often presented as landscapes, comprising creamy sections of colour that vary in size and shape. These are sewn together by white dotted lines that simultaneously join and separate the composition, as well as provide movement across the canvas. This style of dotting is a traditional technique commonly used in the region, as is the flat view that Mung Mung adopts.

Courtesy of David Krasnostein and Pat Stragalinos.

Find out more about Patrick and his work here and here.

 

LOCATION


926-930 High St, Armadale.

VIEWING

12-6pm, Monday 7 Sept. 2015

AUCTION

Monday 7 Sept. 2015
Cocktail party at 6.30pm followed by the Art Auction.

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CONTACT

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Phone +61 3 9272 5699  

ADDRESS

Level 1, 306 Hawthorn Rd,
Caulfield South, VIC 3162
 
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Patrick Mung Mung

Dumbunji (red rock country), 1999

natural earth pigments on canvas
100 x 140 cm
$ 9,000 Gallery price

Born around 1944 at Yunurrel (Spring Creek), Patrick Mung Mung is a senior Gija elder who lives at Warmun in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia. Mung Mung was a leading figure in the establishment of the Warmun Art Centre, which has produced many of Australia’s prominent Indigenous artists including the late Rover Thomas.

Mung Mung uses soft and hard palettes of natural pigments extracted from his local surrounds. His paintings tell of the Ngarrangkarni (Dreaming) stories, the stories of Jarlarlu his father’s country and more recently of Ngarrgooroon country, which is characterised by hilly terrain and waterholes. The narratives are often presented as landscapes, comprising creamy sections of colour that vary in size and shape. These are sewn together by white dotted lines that simultaneously join and separate the composition, as well as provide movement across the canvas. This style of dotting is a traditional technique commonly used in the region, as is the flat view that Mung Mung adopts.

Courtesy of David Krasnostein and Pat Stragalinos.

Find out more about Patrick and his work here and here.