Bangkerreng

Works on Paper

Finalist

Ochre on Arches paper, 76cm x 102cm

The Kunwinjku people of West Arnhem Land recognise six main seasons. Bangkerreng, around April-May is time the rivers and floodplains teem with fish, grown fat over the wet season, and insects and frogs are everywhere. Birds too grow fat with this abundance of food, and brood on eggs.

by Samuel Namundja