Meredith Curley #1566


artist – Meredith Curley

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community – Ernabella, South Australia

title: Ngintaka (Lizard Man)

year painted: 2022

dimensions: 109 x 61cm
medium: Acrylic on canvas
code: 1566

stretched: yes

This artwork can be viewed at our Sydney gallery.

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Meredith paints a major dreamtime story from her country in this artwork, being the Ngintaka story.  This is a significant story about a lizard man who stole a grinding stone and was subsequently pursued across the country before meeting his fate.  In this artwork Meredith depicts the cave where Ngintaka and his wife, the echidna, were on honeymoon.  They ate a sweet treat which is chrysalis that is found on eucalyptus leaves.