The Big Snake


The Bidawal people tell a story about Djidjigan, the Rainbow Serpent. He was huge, ngarandyil. He moved across the Country making the valleys and hills, manan, marru, everything, he cut them with his tail wirruk.

He came across the pains near Canberra, he came past Kosciuszko, he wound his way up Mt Goongerah and lay his eggs there, big eggs (boulders). Special Country there.

He followed the Bundian way along, he was on the Boorai, looking for Country. He was dunangngunladyan all the way, way past Wilsons Promontory and when he finished his head, his duduk, was at Port Melbourne, right there near the bay. He went everywhere.

100% of the artwork price goes directly to the artist.

This artwork is UNSTRETCHED.

52 × 129 cm | Acrylic on canvas | Cat. no: 0298-22

Unstretched canvas
+ $0
Stretched, ready to hang canvas
+ $150
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What is artwork stretching?
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Why can’t I select unstretched canvas?
Some of our paintings are painted close to the edge of the canvas, and don’t have a border wide enough for standard stretching. These artworks will be ‘strip-lined’ with a quality cotton edging. As this is a boutique process, these paintings must be stretched by The Torch and are not available to be shipped as unstretched artworks.

Some paintings may also be unavailable unstretched because they have already been stretched for use in exhibitions.

How much will the artist receive?
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