Banda (long-necked turtle) and Buliya (catfish)
In this painting, Evonne has painted her Mari (mother’s, mother) dreaming of Banda (long-necked turtle), Buliya (catfish) and Mundukul (water snake). This is a freshwater story from Ganalbingu country in the Arafura Wetlands. Evonne’s Mari taught Evonne’s mother, Joy Burruna, to paint at an early age. Joy passed on her knowledge and taught Evonne to paint at an early age, keeping alive Yolngu traditions for many generations.