Kira Kiro, Jirlinya and Bush Tucker 2

"The Kira Kiro figures, also known as Gwion Gwion or Bradshaw figures are looking after the land. When bush tucker is ripe they are happy and will sing and dance. You can feel their presence in the bush. If you are lost they will lead you, or if hungry will guide you to food. You might hear their noise, with the snap of a twig or rustle of leaves, but you will not see them. They like to be the centre of attention. The smaller spirit figures with a curling pointed tail are Jirlinya, the Mangrove Spirits which are lightning fast, much faster moving than Kira Kiro and bring good luck."

The artist paints the Kira Kiro, Jirlinya and Bush Tucker including vines, leaves, Malinja (bush potato), Mar (Leichhardt Pine), Kunmungo (yam vine), Machoonba Manya (mistletoe), Warrna (sugar bag), Bundarri (water lily) and Meeyanee (water lily root).

Courtesy of Kira Kiro Art Centre

..Ochre on canvas
..2400mm x 1200mm
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..Copyright Kira Kiro Art Centre