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2023 Revealed Exhibition: New and Emerging WA Aboriginal Artists

Patrick Mung Mung

Art centre


1948 Yunurr - Spring Creek

Lives and works

Warmun Community

Patrick Mung Mung is a senior artist at Warmun Art Centre and an elder at Warmun Community in the East Kimberley. Painting with natural earth 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 powerfully linked in his work. Like his late father, George Mung Mung, Patrick is a strong cross-cultural communicator. With its raw directness and composition Patrick’s work is influenced by the previous generation of Warmun artists, including Rover Thomas and Paddy Jaminji. Patrick worked as a stockman for many years on Texas Downs Station and was the last worker to leave the station when it closed in the 1970s. Since the death of his father, Patrick has adopted his role as a senior artist, law and culture man.

From December 2022 to January 2023, floodwaters from Ex-Tropical Cyclone Ellie caused significant impacts on the lives of people living and working across the Kimberley Region of Western Australia.
These floods impacted Aboriginal artists and art centres across the region. Given these circumstances, Fremantle Arts Centre has worked with art centres to ensure visibility in this year’s Revealed Exhibition, through the occasional inclusion of works by established and senior artists.
In this painting Patrick Mung Mung employs new visual iconography in the repetition of 6TE, the cattle branding iron used on Texas Downs Station, a station that Patrick worked on for many years.

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