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© Jimmy Njiminjuma/Licenced by Viscopy, 2017

Namankorl, the barramundi creator ancestor

Date: 1993
Dimensions:
1560 mm
Display Dimensions: 1575 x 412 mm, 2 mm
Medium: Ochre pigments, stringybark (eucalyptus tetradonta)
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Copyright: © Jimmy Njiminjuma
Classification:Art
Object Name: Bark painting
Object No: 00016927
Place Manufactured:Mumeka

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    Description
    A painting on bark by Jimmy Njiminjuma of Namankorl, the barramundi creator ancestor of the artist's clan lands at Mumeka.

    The bark shows a large barramundi fish, one of the main food sources of the Mumeka out-station.
    .Most of the population from Momega outstation move to Bulgai and Mimumya each year to
    harvest the Barramundi

    SignificanceTraditional hunting and fishing is still practiced in this area of Arnhem Land and the barramundi plays a significant practical and cultural role in the lives of the Mumeka community.
    HistoryJimmy Njiminjuma comes from a family of bark painters. His father Anchor Kulunba and his uncle Peter Mawurndjul taught him how to paint using bark and the cross hatching (rarrk) technique.
    Like other painters from Mumeka, Njiminjuma often paints the spirit ancestors of his country and the sacred sites associated with them.
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