Devil (Dewarri) On The Midday Show"
Adam Rish and Hector Jandany
Turkey Creek, April 1997, 71 X 56cm, ochre on linen
The Gurirr Gurirr Ceremony is a significant example of evolving Aboriginal culture.
This ceremony is a song cycle in which masked, painted dancers hold painted boards, like moving pictures, to depict the narrative.
Part of this dance cycle involves a Dewari (devil) that guides the spirit of the dead woman as she travels.
In this painting the Dewari guides us (the dead?) on the midday show. The travel is in style by red limo.
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