Collection Online
earth pigments on Stringybark (Eucalyptus sp.)
167.3 × 118.2 cm
Place/s of Execution
Gochan Jiny-jirra, Northern Territory
Accession Number
Indigenous Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by Dr Milton Roxanas, Governor, 1996
©Les Mirrikkurriya/Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia
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
The artist depicts two fish traps associated with mortuary rites of the Rembarrnga people. The fish contained in these fish traps represent spirits of the deceased. In the background are found ancestral women with woven bags and clusters of woven bags emanating from pandanus palms, the source of fibre woven by ancestral women associated with the artist's clan.