Wullamurrunge

"The Wullamurrungge [long-neck turtle] was created by the Wandjina who made him special. The wullamurra is special because the Wandjina let a girl inside of the wullamurra. He let a skeleton that looks like the Wandjina and the Gyorn Gyorn. The Law he gave to the people was before you can take and eat the turtle. The turtle has to crawl on the back of the person who’s going to eat it. This then satisfies the Wandjina and you’re able to eat it. This Law is passed down from generation to generation."

Courtesy of Mowanjum Art & Culture Centre

Year
2012
Medium
Ochre pigments on canvas
Measurement
240mm x 180mm
Copyright Line
Courtesy of Mowanjum Art & Culture Centre