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Title

Ngalyod at Kubumi

2020


Artist

Paul Namarinjmak Nabulumo

Australia

1971 -

Language group

Kuninjku, Arnhem region


About

“The large lorrkkon (hollow log) depicts two Ngalyod at the site Kubumi on Kulmarru clan Country. Ngalyod is an important female creator ancestor in Kuninjku religion, associated with the storms and the tempestuous weather of the wet season. Kubumi is a series of deep waterholes along the Mann River that are connected by underground tunnels that Ngalyod created and where she rests today. The site is owned jointly by the Kurulk, Kulmarru and Bordoh clans. In this work, the Ngalyod are depicted with forked tongues, sharp teeth and fin-like tails, referencing the freshwater bodies she inhabits and guards.”

Paul Namarinjmak Nabulumo, 2020

This work was a finalist in the Wynne Prize 2020 and was acquired by the Gallery in 2020.


Details


Date

2020


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

natural pigments and PVA fixative on bark (Eucalyptus tetradonta)


Dimensions

286.0 x 22.0 x 22.0 cm


Credit

Roberts Family Acquisition 2020


Location

Not on display


Accession number

172.2020


Wynne Prize

- 2020


Artist information

Paul Namarinjmak Nabulumo

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history