Darrpa snakes with Garra
Darrpa snake (King brown) with Garra (fighting spears). The king brown snake and the blue tongue lizard frequently fight over the same hole as their home. This is a sacred site of the eastern bank of the mouth of the Glyde River where this argument first took place. The reptiles were really the spirits of present day reptile species but in the form of men.
[Art Centre documentation]
Darrpa snake (King Brown) with Garra (fighting spears)
natural pigments on bark
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Not on display
© Malangi Estate. Licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
Bulada, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 23 Aug 1997–14 Dec 1997