Nabarlek (Little Rock Wallaby)
Nabarlek (Little Rock Wallaby)


The artist has depicted Nabarlek, the Little Rock Wallaby (Petrogale Concinna). Rock wallabies often feature in rock art and bark paintings and are significant animals in Kunwinjku culture. They are prized game as well as being totems for some clans.

Nawu artist kukbimbom nabarlek nawu kuwardde kani. Nahni nabarlek karribimnan kabimdi kore kuwardderurrk dja kabirribimbun kore dolobbo. Dja nakuken kore ngad Kunwinjku culture. Dja namak bu ngarringun dja djang warridj ngadberre bedberre kadjangdi.

Size 41 x 61 cm | Medium Paper | Catalogue # 2471-22 | Year 2022

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Artist  Graham Badari

Graham Badari’s country is Maburrinj, in the rocky escarpment country about 120 kilometres east of Gunbalanya. He draws artistic inspiration from this environment and also paints the Dreamings of his Mother Country, Djurlka, where he spent time as a young man near the outstation of Marmardawerre. He was raised by the renowned artist Djawida Nadjongorle, but like many of the artists at Gunbalanya credits the late Thompson Yulidjirri as his greatest artistic influence. From these senior men, Badari learnt the fluid and dynamic figurative style that defines Kunwinjku painting at Injalak Arts. He began painting sporadically around 1990, but has since become part of a group of dedicated and innovative artists at Gunbalanya. His paintings show the influence of the visual language of their rock-art heritage, while remaining committed to artistic innovation. It is this beguiling balance of tensions, innovation and tradition, ancient and modern, beauty and terror, that energises Badari’s paintings.


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Size 41 x 61 cm
Medium  Paper
Catalogue # 2471-22
Year 2022