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Lightning Creek

earth pigments on composition board
80.0 × 100.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Kununurra, Western Australia
Accession Number
Indigenous Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased with funds from the Victorian Foundation for Living Australian Artists, 2004
© Paddy Bedford, courtesy of Jirrawun Arts
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Gallery 14
Level 3, NGV Australia
‘The emu wanted to keep walking night and day, never stopping, never resting, but the bush turkey wanted to stop. She went away from the emu and gathered lots of small bush fruit in the area, shown by the pink circle. She made camp and cooked them in the fire in the place shown by the red circle, called Lightning Creek by Europeans. When she did this, night fell and the emu became stuck in the rock at Mount King.’ PADDY BEDFORD, 2004