West Arnhem Land Art
6 AM 420/02
Gary Djorlom Namarnkol 1999
Natural ochres on Arches paper, framed 760 x 1020mm, 1160 x 920mm SOLD
The artist has painted two Namarnkol or barramundi, the renowned game fish of the “Top End” of Australia.
They grow to extraordinary sizes and are excellent eating. The namarnkol can be found in saltwater as well as
freshwater billabongs and rivers. These fish have significance as food and as totems and are most easily caught
after the end of the monsoon (March - April) until the humid build-up season (October). In the background are
freshwater lilies which are edible for humans and fish.