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Artist : Joy Garlbin

Medium : Ochre on wood, metal stand

Dimensions : 129 x 4 x 4cm

There are two Dreaming (Creation) ladies at Bábbarra billabong - Djómi and Bábbarra. These two are sisters : one freshwater 'mermaid' and one saltwater. 

When it rains at Bábbarra, or when a cyclone come, it's because our Dreaming is too strong. These are lots of women spirits. When the storm comes, the spirits go in the underground rivers and hide safely.

Image © Joy Garbin
Text courtesy of Bábbarra Women’s Centre Reproduced with permission through Maningrida Arts & Culture.