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Yirawala Barramundi

Aboriginal Bark painting of a Barrumundi by Yirawala

Object type: Bark painting

Locality: Arnhem Land Northern Territory Australia

Artist: Yirawala

Circa: 1970

Length: 63 cm


Artworks by Yirawala outside of public institutions are now very hard to find and just don’t come up on the open market as often as they used to. This is an early example of Yirrwala’s art and depicts an important totemic fish. The legend of the Barramundi spirit tjargarr is an important dreaming that Yirawala had custodial rights to.


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