‘This is a painting of a mokuy (spirit) from the Dhuwa moiety. Djuwaḻpaḏa is its name. The mokuy lives in a cave on our country but nobody has ever seen it before. It travelled everywhere that spirit singing and sharing songlines. It is really important for us Wägilak people because we use these songs for ceremony and funerals. In this painting you can see the tools it carried with it on its travels (dilly bag, wumera, spear, clapsticks). This one has sharp teeth too. In the olden days they used to only paint on bark with 3 colours, but I like to use bright colours.’ – Wally Wilfred

Medium: Acrylic Paint on 640gsm paper

56 × 76 cm | Cat. no: 5-23