Out of the Earth Ochre paintings from various regions of Australia

8 AM 6973/10
Bill Harney Grass Owl Guyaru 2010
Ochre and Acrylic on Linen
270 x 570mm

Grass Owl - Guyaru Grass Owl, he was travelling right across the country with the Grasshopper People. He met the Grasshopper People. They had a ceremony at a place called Congomia and then one of them, Jerragek - the little log owl, was making a lot of sound - jerragek, jerragek - and he sang out. The bush turkey was singing ceremony and night owl and all of them dance in Congomia. And Grasshopper brought the yam called Margulu - made by Netbun. That's him - big ceremony. Congomia is not too far from the Moon Man rock art site. Guyaru features in a rock art site a short distance from the Moon Man site in Bill's country - Wardaman country - south west of Katherine.

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