Gone Fishing

9 AM 414/02
Wilfred Nawirridj Fish Trap 2002
Ochres on Arches Paper Mid 1987-02
610 x 410mm

The artist has painted a dreaming story from his country. The sedge grass used to build the fish trap is the same grass that artists still use today to paint rarrk or cross-hatching designs on their work. The fish traps were placed in creeks, channels and river mouths, catching fish such as barramundi, mullet, bream and catfish.

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