Collection Online
Medium
etching
Measurements
39.0 × 89.0 cm (plate) 70.0 × 99.5 cm (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
Brisbane, Queensland
Accession Number
2007.418
Department
Indigenous Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by Woollongabba Art Gallery, 2007
© Dennis Nona. Courtesy of The Aboriginal Art Network.
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
This work depicts Wamidai, purplish flowers found near shoreline mangroves on several islands uses as a form of traditional medicine to drive away Bak, small bloodthirsty burrowing insects that come up from the ground, crawl into living areas and bit people who were asleep.