Burrŋanydji #2 Gaykamaŋu
Djarrka at Gurka’wuy
77 x 31 cm
ID: 912-21

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ID: 912-21

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Burrŋanydji #2 Gaykamaŋu
Earth pigments on Stringybark
77 x 31 cm
Year: 2021
ID: 912-21

Djarrka at Gurka’wuy

The painting on this work depicts the sacred goanna Djarrka identified as Marrakulu. This is Mertens Water Monitor Varanus Mertensi. The hollow log of Gadayka cut down by the Ancestral Sugerbag Man named Wuyal washed down the Gurka’wuy River and into Trial Bay. The opening stanzas of manikay (sacred song) for some Marrakulu ceremony tell of the Djarrka and the Log washing back to shore at Gurka’wuy (Djarrkawuy) on the incoming tide. The original Djuwany people having arrived. The miny’tji depicts the mix of both the freshwaters of the Gurka’wuy river and the saltwaters of Trial Bay. The lines of dots adorning the Djerrka, Djarrwit and the Log has reference to the life force behind the Marrakulu in the form of native honey and the flower of the stringy bark, the dots in the miny’tji again the same life force as bubbles created by the activity of Djarrka in the tidal waters of Gurka’wuy.

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