• 1. Nyalk (rain)
  • 1. Nyalk (rain)
  • 1. Nyalk (rain)
  • 1. Nyalk (rain)

Nicola Wilfred

1. Nyalk (rain)

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"Rain hits the pandanus and we have to go; go back home, there's too much storm. Carrying all that axe. See that storm. Nyalk is the Wagilak word for rain."

    • Acrylic on metal
    • Dimensions: 35 x 34cm
    • Cat No. 291-23

Nicola Wilfried (b. 1970) is an artist working with Numbular Numburindi Arts Inc. Group

Built on self-determination, Numbulwar Numburindi Arts (NNA) is a colletive or artists whose mission is to keep culture strong. Established in 2019, Numbulwar’s first art centre is 100 per cent owned and controlled by the community. Born from the community’s desire to practice and engage with traditional culture, NNA is a space for artistic and cultural expression. Champions of fibre art, NNA artists marry naturally-dyed and locally-harvested pandanus with bright and bold ghost nets, abandoned fishing line retrieved from Numbulwar’s shoreline. Our Wulbung (baskets) and Yir (dillybags) fit as naturally in traditional applications as they do in contemporary, urban environments. Numbulwar sits on the Rose River and belongs to the Nunggayinbala clan, one of the Wubuy or Nunggubuyu speaking clans from the region. Ceremonial activities are still very important within the region and occur regularly.

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