Australian Aboriginal Art - Jemma Unghango

Gwion Gwion rock art figures are found in the north-west Kimberly region of Western Australia. They were first discovered by Joseph Bradshaw, a pastoralist, in 1891.

The rock art depicts the Gwion Gwion, which are believed by Woonumbul, Worora and Nygarijw tribes to be the first people. After the Boss Wandjina created the Gwion Gwion, he gave them law and order.

The particular Gwion Gwion shown in this painting are hunting gods, who tell people the good places to hunt and the places to avoid. They are shown with bags, tassles and headdresses.

Gwion Gwion Rock Art, acrylic on canvas, 23 cm x 41 cm

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