MATTHEW DJIPURRTJUN
Gurrumaṯtji at Ŋaliyindi

$1,080.00

MATTHEW DJIPURRTJUN
83 x 33cm / PAINTING – Ochre on Bark
2022

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Description

This painting belongs to Djipurrtjun’s Ganalbiŋu Malibirr clan. It depicts the billabong Ŋaliyindi near Muwaṉgi, the Arafura Swamp, on Ganalbiŋu country near Ramingining. There you can find nyaŋura (long-necked turtle), nyuŋala’ (oxe-eye herring), wäkwak (waterlilies) and the much-coveted gurrumaṯtji (magpie goose), known as gumaŋ, in GanalbiŋuFloating amongst all this life are djalŋiny (leeches) and räkay (water reed with its edible rush corm). The dots that fill out the painting are maḏitj, the seeds of the waterlily which are eaten by gurrumaṯtji and found in the waters of the swamp.

 

 

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SKU: 410-222022 Category: Tag: