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The Midnight Sun tested by heavy seas
from the Sail the Midnight Sun series 1979

earth pigments on wood
52.0 × 144.2 × 7.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
Trobriand Islands, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 2003
© the artist
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
The Midnight Sun is tested by heavy seas as he sails his canoe from Dobu Island to Gumasila in the Amphlett Islands. The panel was beautifully carved in deep relief with traditional and transitional designs which tells a Massim mythological story.