Jack Dale Mengenen

Gallery 1

February 18, 2011 - March 30, 2011

 

Storm Wandjinas by Jack Dale Mengenen

Jack Dale Mengenen  |  Storm Wandjinas

Jap 006411  |  ochre on canvas  |  175 x 155 cm

Jalala- Marking Stones by Jack Dale Mengenen

Jack Dale Mengenen  |  Jalala- Marking Stones

Jap 006410  |  ochre on linen  |  236 x 156 cm

Two Wandjinas by Jack Dale Mengenen

Jack Dale Mengenen  |  Two Wandjinas

Jap 004374  |  ochre and pigments on linen  |  205 x 148 cm

Three Wandjinas by Jack Dale Mengenen

Jack Dale Mengenen  |  Three Wandjinas

Jap 006402  |  ochre on linen  |  107 x 96 cm

Old Glenroy Station Initiation Place by Jack Dale Mengenen

Jack Dale Mengenen  |  Old Glenroy Station Initiation Place

Jap 006409  |  ochre on linen  |  204 x 130 cm

Arawadi and Wandjinas by Jack Dale Mengenen

Jack Dale Mengenen  |  Arawadi and Wandjinas

Jap 006414  |  ochre on canvas  |  116 x 86 cm

Winjin- Rain Wandjinas by Jack Dale Mengenen

Jack Dale Mengenen  |  Winjin- Rain Wandjinas

Jap 006412  |  ochre on linen  |  200 x 134 cm

Six Wandjinas by Jack Dale Mengenen

Jack Dale Mengenen  |  Six Wandjinas

Jap 005906  |  ochre and pigment on canvas  |  74 x 74 cm

Single Wandjina by Jack Dale Mengenen

Jack Dale Mengenen  |  Single Wandjina

Jap 003599  |  ochre on canvas  |  207 x 60 cm

Dancing People by Petrina Bedford

Petrina Bedford  |  Dancing People

Jap 006425  |  ochre on linen  |  98 x 105 cm

Old Men Dancing by Kylie Bedford

Kylie Bedford  |  Old Men Dancing

Jap 006421  |  ochre on linen  |  100 x 115 xm

Wandjinas by Petrina Bedford

Petrina Bedford  |  Wandjinas

Jap 006422  |  ochre on canvas  |  100 x 120 cm

Camp Dogs by Petrina Bedford

Petrina Bedford  |  Camp Dogs

Jap 006424  |  ochre on linen  |  105 x 135 cm

Shopping at Imintji by Kylie Bedford

Kylie Bedford  |  Shopping at Imintji

Jap 006420  |  ochre on linen  |  160 x 100 cm

Spirit Figures by Kylie Bedford

Kylie Bedford  |  Spirit Figures

Jap 006419  |  ochre on canvas  |  106 x 110 cm

Spirit Animals by Kylie Bedford

Kylie Bedford  |  Spirit Animals

Jap 006423  |  ochre on canvas  |  125 x 100 cm

Map of Country by Jack Dale Mengenen

Jack Dale Mengenen  |  Map of Country

Jap 006403  |  ochre on linen  |  90 x 76 cm

Boab Tree and Cave by Jack Dale Mengenen

Jack Dale Mengenen  |  Boab Tree and Cave

Jap 004772  |  ochre on canvas  |  205 x 135 cm

Five Wandjinas by Jack Dale Mengenen

Jack Dale Mengenen  |  Five Wandjinas

Jap 004375  |  ochre & pigments on linen  |  205 x 144 cm

Arawadi and Wandjinas by Jack Dale Mengenen

Jack Dale Mengenen  |  Arawadi and Wandjinas

Jap 006405  |  ochre on canvas  |  170 x 146 cm

Djunba Dancer by Jack Dale Mengenen

Jack Dale Mengenen  |  Djunba Dancer

Jap 006407  |  ochre on linen  |  200 x 130 cm

Argula Djunba – Dance Board by Jack Dale Mengenen

Jack Dale Mengenen  |  Argula Djunba – Dance Board

Jap 006401  |  ochre on board  |  139 x 92 cm

Jalala – Whirlwind by Jack Dale Mengenen and Biddy Dale

Jack Dale Mengenen and Biddy Dale  |  Jalala – Whirlwind

Jap 003596  |  ochre & pigments on canvas   |  92 x 128 cm

Wandjinas with Moon by Jack Dale Mengenen

Jack Dale Mengenen  |  Wandjinas with Moon

Jap 006413  |  ochre on linen  |  183 x 110 cm

Wandjina – Inside the Gorge by Jack Dale Mengenen

Jack Dale Mengenen  |  Wandjina – Inside the Gorge

Jap 005909  |  ochre & pigments on canvas  |  71 x 59 cm

Boab Prison Tree by Jack Dale Mengenen

Jack Dale Mengenen  |  Boab Prison Tree

Jap 006416  |  ochre on canvas  |  118 x 84 cm

Saddlers Creek by Jack Dale Mengenen

Jack Dale Mengenen  |  Saddlers Creek

Jap 006404  |  ochre on linen  |  206 x 145 cm

Jalala – Marking Stones by Jack Dale Mengenen

Jack Dale Mengenen  |  Jalala – Marking Stones

Jap 004773  |  ochre & pigments on canvas   |  183 x 140 cm

Wandjinas from my Grandfather’s Country by Petrina Bedford

Petrina Bedford  |  Wandjinas from my Grandfather’s Country

Jap 006985  |  ochre on canvas  |  138 x 94 cm

Donkey Wagons and Wandjinas by Jack Dale Mengenen

Jack Dale Mengenen  |  Donkey Wagons and Wandjinas

Jap 006406  |  ochre on linen  |  200 x 134 cm

Senior Ngarinyin man Jack Dale Mengenen stands as a walking history of the great upheavals that shook the Kimberley during the twentieth century. Born sometime around 1920, Jack Dale has seen the frontier violence, the move to station life and the threat to traditional culture, all of which have marked Aboriginal lives during this time. The sacred Wungud places of the Wandjina have survived into the modern era, providing a framework of Law and culture for Ngarinyin people, that underpins much of their creative output. Jack Dale Mengenen’s work covers political history and spiritual belief – powerful statements of survival in a threatened transitional world.

The exhibition also includes a group of works by two of Jack’s granddaughters, Petrina Bedford and Kylie Bedford, indicating the inter-generational links created through artistic and narrative process.