Artist: Matthew Djipurrtjun
Size/ medium: 81 x 68 cm / PAINTING – Ochre on Board
This painting is from an important Malibirr songline about Warrnyu (Flying Fox) and the flow of different Dhuwa and Yirritja waters throughout Malibirr country and onwards, connecting them in reciprocal ceremonial relationships with other clans.
This painting shows the small flower-like representations of guḻa’ warrnyu (bat faeces) amongst the Yirritja gapu raypiny (freshwater) of Barra’ŋur, a river that follows an underground aqueduct across Malibirr country. These waters flow into the deep waters of the Ŋaliyindi billabong, the artist’s homeland. These moving waters are represented by the rärrk (cross-hatching).
This artwork has been framed by Don Whyte Framing. It is ready to hang.