Gone Fishing

3 AM 408/02
Gabriel Maralngurra Namarnkol 2001
Ochres on Arches Paper 1/4 sheet 637A-01
76 x 102cm
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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. In the background are freshwater lilies which are edible for humans and fish. 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). The artist is a Kunwinjku man from Oenpelli. In the background are freshwater lilies which are edible for humans and fish.

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