Francis Dolby

Wandjina, Dumbi and Ungud

The Wandjina is the creator spirit that belongs to the Worrorra, Ngarinyin and Wunumbul people. He is the one who created everything, gave us our culture, law and songs, and even the dreaming of each child before they are born. The Dumbi (owl) belong to the Wandjina and nobody can make fun or kill them, because the Wandjina will send a big rainstorm just like in the flood story. The Ungud (snake) is the one that made the rivers and water-holes. If they are disturbed then they will kill whoever disturbs them”

– Francis Dolby

Region: Mowanjum Arts, Kimberley WA
Medium: Acrilic on canvas
Size: 80cm (h) x 60cm (w)
Price: $935