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Artist, b. 1932 - d. 2006

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      • Paddy Fordham Wainburranga, Jarruluk (Beswick) (b.c. 1932), Lightning Man 2000, Acrylic on canvas
        Oct. 02, 2023

        Paddy Fordham Wainburranga, Jarruluk (Beswick) (b.c. 1932), Lightning Man 2000, Acrylic on canvas

        Est: $500 - $800

        Paddy Fordham Wainburranga Jarruluk (Beswick) (b.c. 1932) Lightning Man 2000 Acrylic on canvas JW # 140

        Theodore Bruce
      • PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA C1941-2006
        Sep. 05, 2023

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA C1941-2006

        Est: $1,200 - $1,800

        "Balangjarngalain - Tree Plains Spirit Figure" c1988-1990 Carved But-but wood, decorated with natural earth pigments and feathers. 261cm Height, 11cm Width. Provenance: Dreamtime Gallery, Perth receipt 27/07/1990 and gallery documentation.

        McKenzies Auctioneers
      • PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (c1941 - 2006) - Untitled natural earth pigments on Arches paper 100 x 76 cm (frame: 114 x 88 x 4 cm)
        Nov. 17, 2022

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (c1941 - 2006) - Untitled natural earth pigments on Arches paper 100 x 76 cm (frame: 114 x 88 x 4 cm)

        Est: $500 - $700

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (c1941 - 2006) Untitled natural earth pigments on Arches paper 100 x 76 cm (frame: 114 x 88 x 4 cm) Provenance: Emerald Hill Gallery

        Lawsons
      • PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (c1941 - 2006) - Untitled natural earth pigments on Arches paper 76 x 101 cm (frame: 88 x 114 x 4 cm)
        Nov. 17, 2022

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (c1941 - 2006) - Untitled natural earth pigments on Arches paper 76 x 101 cm (frame: 88 x 114 x 4 cm)

        Est: $500 - $700

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (c1941 - 2006) Untitled natural earth pigments on Arches paper 76 x 101 cm (frame: 88 x 114 x 4 cm) Provenance: Emerald Hill Gallery

        Lawsons
      • Paddy Wainburranga Fordham - Waditj and Bolong, c.1980
        Oct. 11, 2022

        Paddy Wainburranga Fordham - Waditj and Bolong, c.1980

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        Paddy Fordham was the leader of the Rembarnga people and an artist of great renown whose career was notable for a number of major episodic works. In these two paintings he depicts Bolong, the Rainbow Serpent and how Waditj - the Rock man, turned into stone. The image of Bolong explains how Indigenous society is divided into two separate moieties and a number of different skin groups. In the episodic bark that accompanies it, Waditj is shown living with his clan in the Wybalk country. He was a devil man - very cruel and greedy. One day he decided to fulfil his desire to create more havoc in the world. He told his people that he was leaving to see what he could take from the neighbouring tribes. On his journey Waditj came to a billabong and could hear songs from the Wagilag Sisters Dreaming being sung by people of the Ngalbon clan. As he got closer he began to feel heavy and found it hard to move. Black stone-like lumps began growing all over his body. Rembarnga people say that Waditj was punished for his evil and was turned into a rock by the Bolong (Rainbow Serpent), the most powerful spirit of all.

        Cooee Art
      • Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (c. 1941-2006)
        Jul. 28, 2022

        Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (c. 1941-2006)

        Est: $300 - $500

        Untitled screenprint on paper, edition: 59/99, numbered and signed below image '59/99, Paddy Ordam'

        Shapiro Auctioneers
      • PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (CIRCA 1941-2006) Bolong 2005
        Jun. 05, 2022

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (CIRCA 1941-2006) Bolong 2005

        Est: $1,200 - $1,500

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (CIRCA 1941-2006) Bolong 2005 synthetic polymer paint on canvas signed lower centre: PADDY o RODHAM 118.5 x 49.5cm PROVENANCE The Julie Hickson Collection of Aboriginal Art

        Gibson's Auctions
      • Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (c. 1941-2006)
        Aug. 25, 2021

        Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (c. 1941-2006)

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        Balangjangalang Spirit, 1999 acrylic on linen, inscribed verso 'Aboriginal Fine Art Gallery Cat. No. AFA2886'

        Shapiro Auctioneers
      • Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (c. 1930-2006)
        Aug. 25, 2021

        Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (c. 1930-2006)

        Est: $2,500 - $3,500

        Bolong, 2005 acrylic on canvas, signed l.m. 'Paddy Ordam', unstretched

        Shapiro Auctioneers
      • Paddy Wainburranga Fordham - Mimih Spirit
        Jun. 23, 2020

        Paddy Wainburranga Fordham - Mimih Spirit

        Est: $1,800 - $2,500

        As a youth, Paddy spent much of his time hunting and learning culture and customs from his father and uncles. He was taken to sacred locations, where he was initiated into the Law. He later worked as a stockman for 20 years. Steeped in ancient stories from a young age, Paddy learned traditional bark painting from his father. Paddy Fordham's innovative talent won him quick recognition soon after he began painting. In time, he became the senior elder of the Rembarrnga people and divided his time between making artworks and leading the Rembarrnga in important ceremonial activities throughout the Northern Territory. Paddy's unique depiction of the Mimi(h) Spirit was the centre piece for many of his paintings. He often painted a dancing Mimi(h) Man, who looks over the land as a protector and only comes out at night. The Mimi is not visible during the day. Another favourite theme was depiction and stories associated with Balangalngalang. These ambiguous beings are responsible for seeing that things in the human world go in accordance with the will of the spirits. Mimi(h) Spirits are believed to have been responsible for teaching aspects of the Law that governs the conduct and morality of the Arnhem Land clans.

        Cooee Art
      • Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (1932-2006) 2 x Balangjalngalan - Spirit Figures 1 x Dadba - King Brown Snake
        Dec. 03, 2019

        Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (1932-2006) 2 x Balangjalngalan - Spirit Figures 1 x Dadba - King Brown Snake

        Est: $5,000 - $7,000

        During his lifetime, renowned artist, dancer, didgeridoo player, and storyteller Paddy Fordham Wainburranga embodied the living history of the people of Australia’s far north. He began working as a stockman while still a young man on many of the stations throughout the Top End. It was not until the 1970s when, settled at Maningrida, he began to carve and paint for the nascent Arts and Crafts Centre. A favourite theme was depiction's and stories associated with Balangjalnagalan. These ambiguous beings are responsible for seeing that things in the human world go in accordance with the will of the Spirits. They are said to be half-human, half-spirit, with the power to transform at will. They are wise and provide guidance and healing, often appearing in the form of animals or birds, but generally living as humans, and sometimes taking the role of witch doctor. However, they have been known at times to abduct unattended babies or straying children as a means of recruiting new members and can become quite strict when customs are not faithfully observed. So, like all other-worldly powers, they have a frightening aspect and must be heeded with great respect. They are spirits that are woven into the kinship system as inextricable links in a holistic cosmology. Having learned traditional bark painting from his father and being steeped in ancient stories, Paddy Fordham's innovative talent won him quick recognition. In time, he became the senior elder of the Rembarrnga people and divided his time between making artworks and leading the Rembarrnga in important ceremonial activities throughout the Northern Territory.

        Cooee Art
      • Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (c1930 - 2006) - The Murru People 117 x 160cm
        Nov. 21, 2019

        Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (c1930 - 2006) - The Murru People 117 x 160cm

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (c1930 - 2006) The Murru People acrylic on canvas (unstretched) 117 x 160cm Michael Boulton Fine Art, Darwin 2008; Pandanus Gallery certificate, plus progress photos (cat no. PGKA006)

        Lawsons
      • Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (c. 1930-2006)
        Oct. 29, 2019

        Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (c. 1930-2006)

        Est: $200 - $300

        Untitled, 1997 ochres on paper, signed l.m. 'Paddy oRdam'

        Shapiro Auctioneers
      • Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (c. 1930-2006)
        Oct. 29, 2019

        Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (c. 1930-2006)

        Est: $500 - $700

        Untitled, 1997 ochres on paper, signed l.m. 'Paddy oRdam'

        Shapiro Auctioneers
      • Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (c. 1930-2006)
        Oct. 29, 2019

        Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (c. 1930-2006)

        Est: $400 - $600

        Untitled, 1997 ochres on paper, signed l.m. ‘Paddy oRdam’

        Shapiro Auctioneers
      • Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (c. 1930-2006)
        Oct. 29, 2019

        Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (c. 1930-2006)

        Est: $200 - $300

        Untitled, 1997 ochres on paper, signed l.m. ‘Paddy oRdam’

        Shapiro Auctioneers
      • Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (c. 1930-2006)
        Oct. 29, 2019

        Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (c. 1930-2006)

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        Untitled ochres on wood

        Shapiro Auctioneers
      • Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (c. 1930-2006)
        Oct. 29, 2019

        Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (c. 1930-2006)

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        Untitled, 1992 ochres on wood

        Shapiro Auctioneers
      • Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (c1930-2006)
        Aug. 27, 2019

        Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (c1930-2006)

        Est: $700 - $1,000

        Mimi with Birds, 1999 ochre on canvas, signed l.c. 'Paddy Ordham', inscribed with title and dated verso 'Paddy Fordham, Mimi with Birds, 3/99'

        Shapiro Auctioneers
      • Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (b.c.1930-2006) Festiv. 4 Acrylic on canvas
        Aug. 11, 2019

        Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (b.c.1930-2006) Festiv. 4 Acrylic on canvas

        Est: $100 - $200

        Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (b.c.1930-2006) Festiv. 4 Acrylic on canvas Framed 48 x 63 cm

        Theodore Bruce
      • Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (b.c.1930-2006) Thunderman Acrylic on canvas
        Mar. 17, 2019

        Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (b.c.1930-2006) Thunderman Acrylic on canvas

        Est: $400 - $800

        Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (b.c.1930-2006) Thunderman Acrylic on canvas Catalogue no. P945, verso Unstretched 76 x 101 cm

        Theodore Bruce
      • Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (c. 1930 - 2006) Dancing Mimi Man
        Dec. 07, 2017

        Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (c. 1930 - 2006) Dancing Mimi Man

        Est: €800 - €1,000

        Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (c. 1930 - 2006) Dancing Mimi Man Dancing Mimi Man Acrylique sur toile - 150 x 80 cm Terre d’Arnhem - Territoire du Nord

        Millon Riviera
      • PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (c.1930-2006) Trio of Balangjangalan Spirit Figures natural earth pigments, bark, feathers on carved wood
        Feb. 26, 2017

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (c.1930-2006) Trio of Balangjangalan Spirit Figures natural earth pigments, bark, feathers on carved wood

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (c.1930-2006) Trio of Balangjangalan Spirit Figures natural earth pigments, bark, feathers on carved wood 238cm; 222cm; 220cm height

        Leonard Joel
      • PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (c.1930-2006) Mimi Figure natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
        Feb. 26, 2017

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (c.1930-2006) Mimi Figure natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

        Est: $600 - $800

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (c.1930-2006) Mimi Figure natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark inscribed verso with the artist''s name 117 x 47cm PROVENANCE: Raintree Aboriginal Art Gallery, NT (accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, cat. no. 342)

        Leonard Joel
      • PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (c.1930-2006) Mimi Spirits natural earth pigments on paper
        Feb. 26, 2017

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (c.1930-2006) Mimi Spirits natural earth pigments on paper

        Est: $400 - $600

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (c.1930-2006) Mimi Spirits natural earth pigments on paper 99 x 69cm

        Leonard Joel
      • PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (c. 1930-2006) Three Balangjangalang Spirit Figures natural earth pigments, straw, and carved wood
        Feb. 26, 2017

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (c. 1930-2006) Three Balangjangalang Spirit Figures natural earth pigments, straw, and carved wood

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (c. 1930-2006) Three Balangjangalang Spirit Figures natural earth pigments, straw, and carved wood 150cm (tallest)

        Leonard Joel
      • Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (c.1930 - 2006) - Balangjalngalang Spirit h. 168cm
        Sep. 15, 2016

        Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (c.1930 - 2006) - Balangjalngalang Spirit h. 168cm

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (c.1930 - 2006) Balangjalngalang Spirit carved wood decorated with natural pigments h. 168cm details on base

        Lawsons
      • PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (CIRCA 1930-2006) Hunting Mimi Man acrylic on canvas
        Jun. 16, 2016

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (CIRCA 1930-2006) Hunting Mimi Man acrylic on canvas

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (CIRCA 1930-2006) Hunting Mimi Man acrylic on canvas inscribed verso with NT, cat.no. PF-404 70 x 50cm

        Leonard Joel
      • Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (c. 1930 - 2006) Mimih Man Acrylique s
        Jun. 06, 2015

        Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (c. 1930 - 2006) Mimih Man Acrylique s

        Est: €1,500 - €2,000

        Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (c. 1930 - 2006) Mimih Man Acrylique sur toile - 150 x 100 cm Terre d’Arnhem - Territoire du Nord

        Millon & Associes
      • PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (CIRCA 1930-2006) Marmmudak Woman lithograph 19/30
        Aug. 08, 2013

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (CIRCA 1930-2006) Marmmudak Woman lithograph 19/30

        Est: $100 - $200

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (CIRCA 1930-2006) Marmmudak Woman lithograph 19/30 51.5 x 34cm

        Leonard Joel
      • Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (b.c.1930) - Dancing Mimi Man 135 x 100cm
        Jun. 13, 2013

        Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (b.c.1930) - Dancing Mimi Man 135 x 100cm

        Est: $2,500 - $3,500

        Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (b.c.1930) Dancing Mimi Man acrylic on canvas 135 x 100cm certificate attached verso

        Lawsons
      • Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (b.c.1930) - Dancing Mimi Man 135 x 100cm
        May. 30, 2013

        Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (b.c.1930) - Dancing Mimi Man 135 x 100cm

        Est: $2,500 - $3,500

        Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (b.c.1930) Dancing Mimi Man acrylic on canvas 135 x 100cm

        Lawsons
      • PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (CIRCA 1930-2006) Prawn Men 2004 acrylic on canvas
        Sep. 23, 2012

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (CIRCA 1930-2006) Prawn Men 2004 acrylic on canvas

        Est: $2,500 - $3,500

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (CIRCA 1930-2006) Prawn Men 2004 acrylic on canvas signed 'PADDYoRDHAM.' lower right 115 x 181cm OTHER NOTES Accompanied by working photographs and a certificate of authenticity from Readback Art Gallery, Darwin

        Leonard Joel
      • PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (c1930-2006) - Dancing Mimi Man 1998 acrylic on linen
        Feb. 23, 2012

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (c1930-2006) - Dancing Mimi Man 1998 acrylic on linen

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (c1930-2006) Dancing Mimi Man 1998 acrylic on linen 134.0 x 100.5 cm signed lower right: PADDYoRADAM; inscribed verso: PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA/ KATHERINE N.T./ DANCING MIMI MAN/ SN-1149 accompanied by a Jinta Desert Art certificate of authenticity

        Lawsons
      • PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA 1936-2006 'Mimi Spirits with Birds & Turtles' Acrylic on cotton duck.
        Dec. 05, 2011

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA 1936-2006 'Mimi Spirits with Birds & Turtles' Acrylic on cotton duck.

        Est: $1,000 - $1,200

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA 1936-2006 'Mimi Spirits with Birds & Turtles' Acrylic on cotton duck. Signed lower right. 77 x 56.5cm.

        Raffan Kelaher & Thomas
      • Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (b.1930, Australian Aboriginal) Spirit Figure acrylic on Belgian cotton
        Jun. 20, 2011

        Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (b.1930, Australian Aboriginal) Spirit Figure acrylic on Belgian cotton

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (b.1930, Australian Aboriginal) Spirit Figure acrylic on Belgian cotton signed Paddy Adam lower right 135 x 100cm Provenance: bears size and reference number P-1093 to the reverse

        Theodore Bruce
      • Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (b.1930, Australian Aboriginal) Spirit Figure acrylic on Belgian cotton
        Apr. 04, 2011

        Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (b.1930, Australian Aboriginal) Spirit Figure acrylic on Belgian cotton

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (b.1930, Australian Aboriginal) Spirit Figure acrylic on Belgian cotton signed Paddy Adam lower right 135 x 100cm Provenance: bears size and reference number P-1093 to the reverse

        Theodore Bruce
      • Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (born circa 1930) Balangjangalang Figure c.1994 natural earth pigments on carved wood
        Aug. 29, 2010

        Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (born circa 1930) Balangjangalang Figure c.1994 natural earth pigments on carved wood

        Est: $3,000 - $4,000

        Paddy Fordham Wainburranga (born circa 1930) Balangjangalang Figure c.1994 natural earth pigments on carved wood 166cm (height) x 8cm (diameter) PROVENANCE Purchased from Framed Gallery Darwin, circa 1994. Private collection Melbourne.

        Leonard Joel
      • WAINBURRAN PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA Beswick NT
        Jul. 21, 2008

        WAINBURRAN PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA Beswick NT

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        WAINBURRAN PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA Beswick NT (born 1930 - 2006) Balangjarngalain Spirit Figure 1988 carved wood natural earth pigments bears original gallery label height 201 cm width 8 cm

        Leonard Joel
      • PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (c.1930 - 2006) Mimi
        Apr. 14, 2008

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (c.1930 - 2006) Mimi

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (c.1930 - 2006) Mimi Spirit signed 'Paddyordam' lower left acrylic on canvas, 89.5 x 120 cm.

        Leonard Joel
      • PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (1941 - 2006) - Balangjangalang Figure, 1998
        Nov. 22, 2006

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (1941 - 2006) - Balangjangalang Figure, 1998

        Est: $7,000 - $9,000

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (1941 - 2006) Balangjangalang Figure, 1998 natural earth pigments, synthetic polymer paint, feathers and fibre on wood height: 287 cm Provenance: Purchased directly from the artist whilst living in the NT. Private Collection, Qld Sold with photographs of the artist creating the work Paddy Fordham was a great artist, sculptor, storyteller, and leader of the Rembarnga people of southeast Arnhem Land. He was famous for his depictions of the Balangjangalang Spirits that dwell in the rocky escarpments and trees around Barunga. These spirits are said to love children and are liable to lead them away from their camp while their parent's attention is diverted. While they may impart great knowledge, power and wisdom to a child in their care, children are warned not to stray too far from camp, lest the Balangjangalang Spirit get them.

        Lawsons
      • PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (1941 - 2006) - Balangjangalang Figure, 1998
        Nov. 22, 2006

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (1941 - 2006) - Balangjangalang Figure, 1998

        Est: $3,000 - $4,000

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (1941 - 2006) Balangjangalang Figure, 1998 natural earth pigments on wood height: 186cm Provenance: Utopia Art Private Collection, Qld Paddy Fordham was a great artist, sculptor, storyteller, and leader of the Rembarnga people of southeast Arnhem Land. He was famous for his depictions of the Balangjangalang Spirits that dwell in the rocky escarpments and trees around Barunga. These spirits are said to love children and are liable to lead them away from their camp while their parent's attention is diverted. While they may impart great knowledge, power and wisdom to a child in their care, children are warned not to stray too far from camp, lest the Balangjangalang Spirit get them.

        Lawsons
      • PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (1941 - 2006) - Balangjangalang Spirit, 1996
        Nov. 22, 2006

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (1941 - 2006) - Balangjangalang Spirit, 1996

        Est: $3,000 - $4,000

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (1941 - 2006) Balangjangalang Spirit, 1996 natural earth pigments on wood height: 157 cm Provenance: Jinta Desert Art Gallery, Sydney Private Collection, NSW Sold with original gallery documentation and copies of photographs of the artist with the work Paddy Fordham was a great artist, sculptor, storyteller, and leader of the Rembarnga people of southeast Arnhem Land. He was famous for his depictions of the Balangjangalang Spirits that dwell in the rocky escarpments and trees around Barunga. These spirits are said to love children and are liable to lead them away from their camp while their parent's attention is diverted. While they may impart great knowledge, power and wisdom to a child in their care, children are warned not to stray too far from camp, lest the Balangjangalang Spirit get them.

        Lawsons
      • PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (1941 - 2006) - Balangjangalang Figure, 1998
        Nov. 22, 2006

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (1941 - 2006) - Balangjangalang Figure, 1998

        Est: $3,500 - $4,500

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (1941 - 2006) Balangjangalang Figure, 1998 natural earth pigments on wood height: 230 cm Provenance: Utopia Art Private Collection, Qld Paddy Fordham was a great artist, sculptor, storyteller, and leader of the Rembarnga people of southeast Arnhem Land. He was famous for his depictions of the Balangjangalang Spirits that dwell in the rocky escarpments and trees around Barunga. These spirits are said to love children and are liable to lead them away from their camp while their parent's attention is diverted. While they may impart great knowledge, power and wisdom to a child in their care, children are warned not to stray too far from camp, lest the Balangjangalang Spirit get them.

        Lawsons
      • PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (1941 - 2006) - Too many Captain Cooks, 1998
        Nov. 22, 2006

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (1941 - 2006) - Too many Captain Cooks, 1998

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (1941 - 2006) Too many Captain Cooks, 1998 synthetic polymer paint on canvas 146 x 126 cm Provenance: Purchased directly from the artist whilst living in the NT. Private Collection, Qld Sold with DVD of the artist discussing the work

        Lawsons
      • PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (1941 - 2006) - Moon Man, 1998
        Nov. 22, 2006

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (1941 - 2006) - Moon Man, 1998

        Est: $5,000 - $7,000

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (1941 - 2006) Moon Man, 1998 synthetic polymer paint on canvas 162 x 124 cm Provenance: Purchased directly from the artist by a hotel proprieter in Katherine, NT. Private Collection, Qld Sold with DVD of the artist discussing the work Two clan groups are depicted; the Wallaby people and the Fish people. Balang and Wamut from the fish people came upon a strange man with emu feet at the river. When asked where he had come from Gurrdunyu explained that he had been in this same place forever and that they too could live forever. When they refused to believe him Gurrdunyu killed them and all of their clan. The Wallaby people became afraid and, to appease him, pretended to believe. Gurrdunyu told Naritj and Bulline of the Wallaby people to kill him and place his body in a tomb so that he could prove to them that he could rise from the dead. As they pointed to the sky Gurrdunyu ascended, until all they could see was the moon. The cross symbolises the fact that Aboriginal people believed in immortality before Jesus, and that when they die they change in to their totems, and in this way their spirit lives on.

        Lawsons
      • PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (1941 - ) - Dancing Mimi, 1998
        Nov. 22, 2006

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (1941 - ) - Dancing Mimi, 1998

        Est: $2,200 - $2,500

        PADDY FORDHAM WAINBURRANGA (1941 - ) Dancing Mimi, 1998 synthetic polymer paint on canvas 162 x 125 cm Provenance: Purchased directly from the artist by a hotel proprietor in Katherine NT. Private Collection, Qld Sold withDVD of the artist discussing the work

        Lawsons
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