Bandicoot Dreaming by Janet Long Nakamarra
Title: Bandicoot Dreaming
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 147x69 cm
Artist: Janet Long Nakamarra
This artwork refers to a significant Dreaming belonging to the Warlpiri Aboriginal people in central Australia. The depicted symbols recounts the story of the Bandicoot.
In the Dreamtime creation the father Bandicoot went hunting for witchetty grubs using his magic stick. During hunting he would always sing about his country (Coniston Station). One day when hunting his stick got stuck and in the attempt of trying to pulled it out he pocked his eye out.
Dazed, he sat there until family arrived, however he refused to go back with them. It is at this place where certain people who are attached to this Dreaming say " this is where he went blind and this is his country." His spirit is still there today.
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