Edition Size: 40
Published: Darwin NT March 1998
Printer: Leon Steiner
Studio: Northern Editions Darwin, NT
Image size: 435 x 430
Paper size: 760 x 750
Paper: BFK Rives
Johnny Bulunbulun is a senior member of the Ganalbingu group and is one the most important singers and ceremonial men in north-central Arnhem Land, NT. In this lithograph he depicts his personal clan totem design which is used in public cerem -onies of diplomacy and by boys during their circumcision ceremonies. Lunggurrma is the northern wind which brought the Macassan trepangers to the shores of Arnhem Land. The memory of the annual visits of the Macassans has been enshrined in Aboriginal ceremony, language, song and oral history. The wet season is stongly associated with the arrival of the Macassans. Lunggurrma is also the name of the high cirrus clouds which run in a straight line across the sky.
Information sourced Maningrida Arts and Culture.