Collection Online
synthetic polymer paint on paper
56.8 × 75.6 cm irreg. (image) 58.6 × 77.4 cm irreg. (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
Ngukurr, Northern Territory
inscribed in pencil on reverse l.r.: Ginger Riley AK 417 (AK 417 in a rectangle)
chopmark on reverse l.r.: VERITABLE PAPIER D'ARCHES / FIN
Accession Number
Indigenous Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by Beverly and Anthony Knight, Fellows, 1996
© Reproduced courtesy of the Estate of Ginger Riley Munduwalawala & Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Garimala, the King Brown snake, is shown towering over part of his creation the Four Arches, hills near the mouth of the Limmen Bight River in south eastern Arnhem Land. The Four Arches are represented twice, symbolic of their importance to their artist. In Riley's creation mythology, these Four Arches are the centre of the earth and where all things start and finish. Garimala is responsible for creating the Four Arches, a ravine or gap in the mountain Ngarinburis