Hollow log by Mandy Batjula Gaykamungu (#3162-16)

Ochre on wood, 171x15cm

The Dja’nkawu sisters gave us Miku (red), Watharr (white) and Buthjalak (yellow) ochre colors for us to paint with. We use them for the Ngarra ceremony, which is a cleansing ceremony, performed when people die. We also have Nyuka (crab), Gudumurrku (fresh water cat fish), Bwarta (turkey), Ngatili (black cockatoo) and the Worrudj (colorful parrot).

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Milingimbi Art and Culture Aboriginal Corporation

The Milingimbi Art and Culture Aboriginal Corporation is a community owned Art Centre that maintains an important position in the national art and cultural arena. Milingimbi Art and Culture has a long history of producing works steeped in active cultural practice such as barks, ceremonial poles, carvings and weavings. Works from Milingimbi are integral to important collections in many National and International institutions.


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