Namormoyak (spirit returning from hunting)

Wally Mandarrk

Namormoyak (spirit returning from hunting), n.d.

Born Kurlidjkalh or Djidkdul, Northern Territory, Australia 1915, died Northern Territory 1987

A senior member of the Barabba clan from South-Central Arnhem Land, Wally Mandarrk was one of the last artists known to paint on rock. His paintings of mimih spirits, bush food, animals and plants were painted in a simple figural style with thick, white pigment made from natural materials. Twenty-nine of Mandarrk’s bark paintings are included in the Cbus Collection, seven of which are featured on this website.

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