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Melati Hewison - Long-neck turtle dreaming, near Kakadu, NT
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Long-neck turtle dreaming, near Kakadu, NT
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78 x 155 cm


Arcylic on Canvas (framed)




Cultural Travels
Red Earth Gallery
125 Brice Avenue
Mooroolbark VIC 3138


On my way into Kakadu I visited an Aboriginal community. The people that I met there were of the Long-neck turtle dreamtime. One of the elders of this community gave me a blessing to be on their land and be protected by their ancestors. The ceremony was simple and involved water from this creek which is shown in the painting. After the blessing a breeze went through the area, giving a sense that the introduction had been successful and I was welcome there.
In this painting you can see the area in which I stood during the blessing and in the distance is a Magpie Goose which are native to this area of Australia and known as a cuisine in the Aboriginal culture.


Available, please contact artist for details.