Carl Marun Fourmile
Yidinji Creation: Facade Commission
Yidinji Creation: Facade Commission is on display at Northside Contemporary Arts which, with the current COVID-19 pandemic in mind, is still open to the public. As this work is an outdoor facade, there will be minimal disruption to viewing.
“I’m working with three main animated drawings on photographs of the Inlet and this Country, Gimuy. Two are traditional Yidinji stories that have been passed down to me. One I’ve drawn with my Grandfather’s shield design and the Balurr, which is a sacred curved woomera associated with the story of the Great Barrier Reef and the time just after the last Ice Age when we were still part of the land mass Sahul. We have stories about that time after the Ice Age with the rising of the tides and seas, as many cultures do. My Elders used the curved Woomera and would put it at the bow of the boat, as a blessing for the vessel and to calm the waters. This is a story passed down in our Bama history. The 3 warriors are figures there often come into my vision. The other story in there is how the crocodile got his teeth.”