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Bulluru Storywater

Danie Mellor

Prize Year:
61st (2012)
Dimensions:
161 x 152cm
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Narrates a creation story from the rainforest area of Northern Queensland. The ancestor Budaadji in his role as shell trader is attacked by mythical birdmen on his journeys from the ocean to the Atherton Tablelands, and his body scattered in the bush. Language place names indicate the land formations created after this event. (Bulluru = Dreaming)

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Modified by Stefanie Lewis on January 17, 2013

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  • Prize Partner Nelson Meers Foundation
  • Prize Partner Buratti Fine Art
  • Venue Partner Centre of Fine Art
  • Transport Partner Grace Fine Art
  • MUA Blake Prize for Human Justice Partner Maritime Union of Australia