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  • Title: Warwanyi Ngarri
  • Artist: Mervyn Street
  • Region: Kimberley
  • Art Centre: Mangkaja Arts
  • Medium: Etching
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  • Dimensions: 45 x 65 cm
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  • Price ($AUD): $ 515

Artwork Story

“That hill. It was a bird. That rock was a goanna. When you go to that place you have to grab a grindstone. You grind the stones and ask for what you want to catch. Kuyu (meat or game) or mangarri (bush food). That rock is still there today, I keep an eye out for it. Its close to the road and the fella that comes to grade the road sometimes he goes to close so I make sure they don’t damage that dreaming site. That hill (goanna) and that bird were sitting up on the hill, both sides (with the spring in the middle of them). So that goanna laid down there trying to hide from the eagle and that’s where he been finished up. So this was told to me from my parents and grandparents. I will pass this on to my family about this place.”

Mervyn Street


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