Wandjina the rainmaker

Donny Nyorna WOOLAGOODJA: artist

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About the work


This Wandjina is called the rainmaker. Two lightning spirits in a cave are waiting for the clouds to gather up, so he can make the rain and lightning. Where you see a lot of Wandjinas they represent the laws of trees, rivers, rocks, bush fruit, animals and all of creation. The Wandjinas give the law on how we have to treat and use these creations. These customs are carried on today. The Wandjina spirits are highly respected by the Worrora, Ngarinyin and Wunumbul people who live at Mowanjum and up the Gibb River Road to Kalumburru in the North West Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Title
Wandjina the rainmaker
Artist/Maker and role
Donny Nyorna WOOLAGOODJA: artist
Date
2019
Medium
print on paper
Measurements
76.0 x 36.5 cm
Display location
Credit line
Purchased through The Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation: COVID-19 Arts Stimulus Package, 2020
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession number
2020/0335

This is one of the prints in our collection.



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