An image of Waterlily bulbs at Yathalamarra waterhole

Dr David Malangi

(Australia 1927 – 19 Jun 1999)

Community
Yathalamarra, Arnhem region, Ramingining, Arnhem region
Language group
Manyarrngu, Arnhem region

Waterlily bulbs at Yathalamarra waterhole

Location
Not on display
Further information

Waterlily bulbs at Yathalamarra waterhole (the artist's mother's country). The waterlily is one of the main totems of the Balmbi people whose country is situated around a billabong at Yathalamarra. The bulbs are a valuable source of food in the dry season.

[Art Centre documentation]

Place of origin
Ramingining, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Year
(1983)
Media
Bark painting
Medium
natural pigments on bark
Dimensions
71.5 x 27.0 cm
Credit
Purchased 1984
Accession number
128.1984
Copyright
© Malangi Estate. Licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd