Latjin ga Bulman ga Girriwarr

Ochre on bark
79 x 29 cm
#250-18

This painting belongs to the Wobulkara clan and Bulambula’s father. It comes from Langarra (Howard Island). Depicted are the Latjin (Mangrove worms), Bulman (spear thrower) and Girriwarr (fighting stick) The Girriwarr has a flared tail that represents the tail of the Ngoykal (giant treveley), an important totem animal of the Wobulkarra Clan. The Rarrk (cross hatching) in this work describes the ocean currents just off Daryl’s homeland of Langarra (Howard Island) in North East Arnhem Land.

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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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