Gone Fishing

15 AM 420/02
Gary Djorlom Namarnkol 1999
Ochres on Arches Paper 1/2 sheet C-N-402-10-99
76 x 102cm

The artist has painted two Namarnkol or barramundi, the renowned game fish of the 'Top End' of Australia. They grow to extraordinary sizes and are excellent eating. The namarnkol can be found in saltwater as well as freshwater billabongs and rivers. These fish have significance as food and as totems and are most easily caught after the end of the monsoon (March -April) until the humid build-up season (October). In the background are freshwater lilies which are edible for humans and fish.

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