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earth pigments on composition board
80.0 × 100.2 cm
Place/s of Execution
Kununurra, Western Australia
Accession Number
Indigenous Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased with funds from the Victorian Foundation for Living Australian Artists, 2004
© Paddy Bedford, courtesy of Jirrawun Arts
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
National Gallery of Victoria
Thoowoonggonarrin is a place in the artist’s mother’s country on Bedford Downs in the East Kimberley. It is the Dreaming place for a tree named Thoowoonggoony – a large tree with dark leaves that is related to fig trees. The artist’s mother’s sister died and is buried in this Country. There are two big hills with the river and a little creek shown going around the edge of the painting.