Eylandt to Island

3 AM 5945/08
Alfred Lalara Macassan Prau 2008
Acrylic on cotton
455 X 455mm

Alfred has painted this story that was recorded on a bark painting in the early part of the 1940's. The painting depicts a Macassan prau with three figures, waves and sea creatures. Below the Macassan prau are the waves and in amongst the waves are jelly fish Armbulirra these are shown as the four white dots. The yellow circle that looks like a sun is the food for turtles, siphonophore maninga and the long yellow design is the shovel nosed ray.

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