Collection Online
Medium
linocut
Measurements
94.8 × 242.0 cm (image)
Place/s of Execution
Cairns, Queensland
Edition
artist's proof
Accession Number
2007.421
Department
Indigenous Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by Woolloongabba 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
In this magisterial linocut Nona relates the dance of kaigasal usulal (shovel nose shark) as it turns in the Milky Way. When the galaxy has one of its arms extended towards Papua New Guinea and the other towards Australia, the ocean currents are weak. However, when it turns and its arms extend towards the central islands, strong currents can be expected.