17 March, 2006
Banumbirr (The Morning Star) Part of the Yalangbara Suite, one of six colour reduction lino prints which explore the theme of Guyurr (the journey) of the Ancestor creators Djan’kawu to the shores of northeast Arnhem Land. The Djan’kawu, two sisters and their brother, come from the east by canoe to Arnhem Land and then travelled west creating names, animals, landforms and languages and giving birth to the Dhuwa moiety clans of the area. The suite of six prints depicts the stages in the siblings’ journey from the island of Barralku to the shores of the mainland. Printed at Basil Hall Editions Darwin by Neil Emmerson 2006.
see the lino reduction prints here
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