- Place where the work was made
- Media categories
- Sculpture , Woodwork
- Materials used
- natural pigments with binder on milkwood
- 46.5 x 57.0 x 18.0 cm
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Commissioned with funds provided by the Aboriginal Art Collection Benefactors 2021
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Lex Namponan
- Artist information
Works in the collection
Art Centre documentation for this work states:
"The story place of the Ku' associated with the Apelech ceremonial group is located in the south of the Wik and Kugu region at Eeremangk near the mouth of the Knox River.
This story links the land and the sea and is a tale of transformation where the Ku' (Ancestral being), who had travelled from the distant Northern Territory to Cape York Peninsula, leaves the land, enters Knox River and becomes Nyiingkuchen, the freshwater shark.
This story also tells how Ku’ gave language to the region. Each story place dog has its name, its colours and its qualities of character.
The Ku' song cycles and dances are still performed at house opening ceremonies today."