Item - Bidjin Bidjin

ID UNSW PR 2011/1035 (116736)
Artist Daisy BITTING (1950 - )
Title Bidjin Bidjin
Alternate Titles (part of the Waringarri Suite)
Category Print
Medium Colour etching
Materials coloured inks, paper support
Edition Number 34/50
Measurements (cms)  
  Height 25.00
  Width 25.00
  Depth 0.00
  Other 0.00
  Location initialled lower right beneath image; embossed studio mark lower right corner of support
  Signed initialled in pencil: DB
  When 2008
  Where Australia, NT, Darwin, Northern Editions Printmaking Studio
Style Abstract
Subject Landmap
Credit Line Purchased 2011
Description/Remarks    Abstract landmap depicts amorphic shapes in red ochre and slate blue on an orange ground; each shape delineated with a border of cream-coloured dots. From Waringarri Aboriginal Arts - "Print Description: This print shows traditional country at Goordamanoo - Leune Station - at a place called Bidjin Bidjin, near a saltwater creek and a freshwater billabong. 'We used to walk here to go fishing in the saltwater creek. Once when we were there my brother fell down when he caught a big catfish - Oorloorl. The tide was coming in and we had to pull him out. We used to catch fish with meat tied onto a rope in those days; we didn't have fishing line.' "
Exhibition History Kimberley Ink: the Waringarri Suite and selected new etchings Northern Editions Gallery, Darwin; and thence University of Wollongong; Heritage House Cultural Centre, South Perth (16/08/2008 - 00/04/2009)
Prints Charming: introducing The Waringarri Suite Booker-Lowe Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA (21/01/2010 - 13/03/2010)

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