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Title

Ngalyod at Kubumi

2020

Artist

Paul Namarinjmak Nabulumo

Australia

1971 –

Language group: Kuninjku, Arnhem region

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  • 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
    Copyright
    © the artist. Photo: AGNSW
    Wynne Prize
    - 2020
    Artist information
    Paul Namarinjmak Nabulumo

    Works in the collection

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition