Paul Namarinjmak Nabulumo

(Australia 1971 – )

Community
Maningrida, Arnhem region
Language group
Kuninjku, Arnhem region

Ngalyod at Kubumi

Location
Not on display
Further information

“The large lorrkkon (hollow log) depicts two Ngalyod at the site Kubumi on Kulmarru clan Country. Ngalyod is an important female creator ancestor in Kuninjku religion, associated with the storms and the tempestuous weather of the wet season. Kubumi is a series of deep waterholes along the Mann River that are connected by underground tunnels that Ngalyod created and where she rests today. The site is owned jointly by the Kurulk, Kulmarru and Bordoh clans. In this work, the Ngalyod are depicted with forked tongues, sharp teeth and fin-like tails, referencing the freshwater bodies she inhabits and guards.”

Paul Namarinjmak Nabulumo, 2020

This work was a finalist in the Wynne Prize 2020 and was acquired by the Gallery in 2020.

Year
2020
Media
Sculpture
Medium
natural pigments and PVA fixative on bark (Eucalyptus tetradonta)
Dimensions
286.0 x 22.0 x 22.0 cm
Credit
Roberts Family Acquisition 2020
Accession number
172.2020
Copyright
© the artist. Photo: AGNSW