Peter Datjun (Datjing) Burarrwanga Bultjan/Bunuwarra – Fire 2001, 2001A

Medium: Acrylic and natural earth pigments on velin arches paper Size: 152 x 102 cm ID: #

    About this artwork

    Provenance:Painted at Elcho Island, Northern TerritoryElcho Island Arts & Crafts, Northern Territory,

    Dr Colin & Elizabeth Laverty, Sydney (acquired from the above in July 2001),

    Annette Larkin Fine Art, Sydney, The Sands Collection, Qld Exhibited:Elcho Island Arts & Crafts, Northern Territory, Tiwi, Wigram and Elcho Island Art from the Laverty Collection, Annette Larkin Fine Art, Sydney 3 May – 1 June 2019 Cat No. 16

    Reference:Colin and Elizabeth Laverty, Beyond Sacred: The Collection of Colin and Elizabeth Laverty, Edition II, Kleimeyer Industries, Prahran, 2011, illus. p. 355; p. 394

    About Peter Datjun (Datjing) Burarrwanga

    Datjing’s art is a manifestation of his responsibilities as an Elder and leader of the Gumatj (Burarrwanga) clan on Elcho Island in North East Arnhem Land. He is a custodian of his culture, trusted to keep it alive. It’s his job to teach the younger generation the importance of ancient traditions in modern Australia.