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© Nancy McDinny/Licenced by Viscopy, 2017

Shark and Cycad

Date: before 2006
1250 x 1520 x 25 mm
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Copyright: © Nancy McDinny
Object Name: Painting
Object No: 00042368

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    Artist's statement:
    Shark travelled from Queensland carrying cycad seeds, travelled around all the Pellew Islands all the way up the river to Manankurra. And there he threw all the seeds, today you see really old cycads growing along the riverbank. Rock wallaby on Canderline Island hunted the shark away from there.

    This work comes from the Yanyuwa song Tiger Shark Dreaming - telling the story of how the tiger shark left Queensland with a bundle of cycad nuts and after a long journey and an altercation with the rock wallaby he reached Manankurra on the Wearyan River near Borroloola in the Northern Territory.
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