Namarali Ochre on Canvas
M edium: Ochre on Canvas 900x1800mm.
Artist: Donny Woolagoodja
About the Wandjina:
The Wandjina is a sacred icon to 3 groups of Kimbelry Indigenous people. The tradition is a living culture which has been extimated to be over 15,000 years old, making it the world's oldest unbroken art tradition. The Wandjina has enjoyed a resurgence since it was used representationally by Donny Woolagoodja at the opening ceremony for the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Donny is a Worora man born in 1947. He is the senior and most sort after artist from the Mowanjum group. Donny also has the cultural responsibility for repainting Namarali on his home country.