Embassy Tapestry Collection

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The artist: Patrick Mung Mung is a senior artist at Warmun Art Centre and an elder in the Warmun Community in the East Kimberley. Painting with natural pigments on canvas is a significant aspect of his art practice. His knowledge of his country and his cultural memory of family, land and work are powerful influences in his work.Mung Mung has exhibited throughout Australia and internationally and has work in collections including the National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of New South Wales and Murdoch University Collection.

The tapestry: This is the seventh in a series commissioned by the Tapestry Foundation of Australia, all based on the designs of Indigenous artists and loaned to Australian Embassies throughout the world. The simplicity of the design of this work belies the complex mark making within the broad colour planes. The artist visited the Workshop in May 2010 to discuss the interpretation with the weaving team, where he emphasised the importance of the white dots and the directional marks in each area.

Images on rotation are: 1. Completed tapestry 2.Tapestry unveiling at the Australian Emabssy, Dublin- L - R, ATW Director, Antonia Syme, Peter Walsh, Irish Minister for Children's and Youth Affairs, Minister Frances Fitzgerald and the Hon Mr Bruce Ryan, Australian Ambassador to Ireland, 3. Peter Walsh and Irish Minister for Children's and Youth Affairs, Minister Frances Fitzgerald.