Australia 1930 – 1987
Djan'kawu going to Yalangbara
[Djankawu going to Yelangbara] 1986
Yirrkala, North East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Materials & Technique: paintings, bark paintings, natural pigments on eucalyptus bark
Among the main creator ancestors of the Dhuwa moiety in Central and East Arnhem Land are the Djan'kawu, commonly described as two Sisters and their Brother. They came across the sea and landed on the eastern shore of Arnhem Land where they created the first Australians.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra