This is a painting by Ngaymil artist Gunybi Ganambarr (b.1973) depicting the ancestral Lightening Snake rising up at the start of the wet season in eastern Arnhem Land at the time when freshwater meets saltwater and the Lighting Snake spits lightening across the sky. The painting is shown as an enlargeable image. This work was exhibited in the 2013 exhibition Creating Worlds, at the National Gallery of Australia that explored artists’ responses to issues of sustainability and the natural environment. The Gallery’s Creating Worlds website gives more information. The painting measures 120.0 cm high x 111.0 cm wide and is painted with natural earth pigments on incised air cell insulation.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra