Acrylic on Arches paper
41 x 31cm
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ID: 14209 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
Injalak Arts, Gunbalanya NT
Cooee Gallery, Sydney NSW
According to the Kunwinjku people of West Arnhem Land, Mimih spirits were the original spirit beings, who taught Aboriginal people many of the skills they needed to survive in the bush. They also taught aspects of ceremony. Mimih spirits are believed to inhabit the rocky escarpments around Gunbalanya but because they are extremely timid, they are rarely seen by humans. They are frequently depicted in the rock art of Arnhem Land as small, dynamic figures, often shown with a range of hunting tools such as spears, spear throwers, dilly bags and fire sticks.
(Text: Injalak Arts)