Marrngunj (Catfish) by Trudy-Nicky Marabik (dec)

Marrngunj (Catfish)

Marrngunj is the Kuninjku name for catfish. Catfish get their name from sensory barbels around the mouth which resemble a cat’s whiskers. Marrngunj specifically refers to the ‘eel-tailed’ catfish, a reference to its long tapering tail.

This screen print artwork was painted in the style of her father, George Kurrawurr, George was a bark painter. George was a Djinang speaker from Murwangi Outstation. sp?