Namarddakka (Nail Fish)
Namarddakka (Nail Fish)


The artist has painted a freshwater scene showing namarddakka, or nail fish. Nailfish have strong spine-like protrusions resembling nails that have given it its name. It can be found in the billabongs and streams of Arnhem Land and is popular bush tucker. Size 15 x 47 cm | Medium Bark | Catalogue # 726-22 | Year 2022

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Artist  Brendon Dirdi

Brendon Dirdi is the son of Elaine and Phillip Dirdi. He was taught to paint by his grandfather (mamam, mother’s father), the well known painter Thompson Yulidjirri. 
Brendon has an affinity with digital media, and has worked on the Community Stories database and with photography drones as part of an NT Libraries project at Injalak Arts.
He has also worked for DEMED, the outstation resource centre in Gunbalanya, servicing and maintaining outstations in the West Arnhem area. His country is Kubarledjawuy, on the Liverpool River near Mumeka, and his mother’s country is Namardankardayi near Kabbari.   


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Size 15 x 47 cm
Medium  Bark
Catalogue # 726-22
Year 2022

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