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.