Collection Online
earth pigments on bark
88.0 × 44.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Yirrkala, Northern Territory
Accession Number
Indigenous Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by Gabrielle Pizzi, Fellow, 1997
© Munggurrawuy Yunupingu/Licensed by VISCOPY, Sydney
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
This painting represents Baru, the ancestral crocodile man who created fire for the first time in Madarrpa country in the ancestral period. The fire spread through territory of the other Yirritja moiety clans who own connected parts of the Fire Dreaming and share versions of this diamond design.