Zurruimui Zurrumuil Kurrsan Yalpaik

Works on Paper

Finalist

Relief print

84 x 76cm

I dive for kaiyar (crayfish) and risk my life, but it is the way I learn how to live and survive. It is my culture. My ancestors say that when you come across zurrumui zurrumuil (school of yellow tail trevally fish) it is a sign that there is something big approaching. 

Words in italics are in Kala Lagaw Ya, the language of the Western Torres Straits. 

by Zacharia Gaidan