Moonga Moonga, Joonba & Bali Bali Balga

This painting represents the traditional performances of Bali Bali Balga, Moonga Moonga and Joonba. The curve of dancers dressed in white carry small string-cross totems as they perform the traditional women’s dance of Moonga Moonga. On the right is a Joonba performance given to the artist as custodial keepsake by his grandfather. In the lower section of the composition the Bali Bali Balga performance is represented. Song and boomerang clap sticks accompany dancers as, with stamping feet and swaying movements, they carry large thread-cross totems on their shoulders.

Courtesy of Waringarri Aboriginal Arts

Year
2010
Medium
Ochre pigments on canvas
Measurement
1000mm x 1400mm
Copyright Line
Copyright Waringarri Aboriginal Arts