Jilinya & Gyorn Gyorn, 2018


  • 45cm x 45cm
  • 2018
  • Acrylic On Canvas
  • Catalog No: 2254-18-474

This Painting represents the Jilinya (Bush Women).  The Jilinya she captures the eyes of young and old men.  She lures them by giving them whatever they wish to hunt or fish.  She then lures them away further and further away by catching and hunting. This makes the man more eager to go back to that same place.  Once she has pulled them away as far as she can then she’ll show herself to him.  She takes them away and they are never seen again.  Women can only hear and smell her but the men see her
Wallungunder the great creator Wandjina made the Gyorn Gyorn people during Lalai, the beginning of time. The Gyorn Gyorn were the first people who walked the land. Wallungunder had great difficulty controlling the Gyorn Gyorn people so he traveled back to the Milky Way to see if his father Idjair could give him more Wandjinas to help with the big job back on Earth. The new Wandjinas then gave the law and culture to the Gyorn Gyorns, who then passed it down to today’s people.