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Old man's Dreaming at Mitukatjirri

gouache on composition board
32.7 × 65.1 cm
Place/s of Execution
Papunya, Northern Territory
Accession Number
Indigenous Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Mrs Douglas Carnegie OAM, 1988
© artists and their estates 2011, licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Limited and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Two men, indicated by ‘U’ shapes, participate in a ceremony at Mitukatjirri, a cliff feature where these men relate an ancestor myth of sexuality. The motif on the far right is a ground painting. The linked concentric circles represent the Dreaming journey that is part of the story. Linear patterns possibly represent ritual string and women’s digging sticks. Apparently, there are mountains nearby and this occasion takes place in winter.