Djenj (Fish)
Djenj (Fish)


We always go fishing for lots of fish, big and small. Good ones we eat, bad ones we don’t. We eat fish that live in freshwater and saltwater. The fish we catch and eat here in the freshwater have many different names, such as “Namarnkol” (barramundi) which is an important fish for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people to catch and eat.

Nawu djenj ngarriyime nadjalwern nawu djenj nakimuk nayahwurd namak nawu ngarringun dja nawarre nawu minj ngarringun.Djenj ngarringun nawu kubowinjku kare dja nawu kurrula kare Djenj nawern kangeyo nangeybubuyika bu ngarringeybun dja ngarrimang ngarringun nawu kondah djenj kare kore kubowinjku kukku.Yiman kayime nawu namarnkol nakka wanjh nakuken djenj ngadberre nawu ngad bininj ngarrikukburlerri dja nawu birrikukbele bu ngarrimang ngarringun.

Size 50 x 18 cm | Medium Bark | Catalogue # 513-23 | Year 2023

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Artist  Lorraine Namarnyilk

Lorraine Namarnyilk is a highly talented and respected artist whose work reflects both her connection to her mother country and the teachings passed down to her by her esteemed artist grandfather, Wamud ‘Lofty’ Nadjamerrek.

Born to Lois Nadjamerrek and Brian Namarnyilk, Lorraine spent many years as a Daluk ranger caring for her mother country at the remote outstation of Kabulwarnamyo in western Arnhem Land, which was established by her grandfather. It was during this time that Lorraine honed her artistic skills under her grandfather’s guidance, learning how to paint and discovering the many important stories that underpin her art.

Since moving to Gunbalanya, Lorraine has become an integral part of the artistic community at Injalak Arts, where she has distinguished herself as a brilliant screen printer, a highly original painter, and a cherished arts worker. Her work is a testament to her deep connection to her culture and her commitment to preserving the stories and traditions of her people.

Lorraine’s art is characterised by bold colours, intricate patterns, and a deep reverence for the natural world. Her paintings and prints often depict the animals and landscapes of her mother country, evoking a sense of awe and wonder at the beauty of the natural world.


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Size 50 x 18 cm
Medium  Bark
Catalogue # 513-23
Year 2023