Peter Nabarlambari



DOB: 1930
Language Bininj kunwok- Kunwinjku
Region Arnhem Land

About Artist:
Peter Nabarlambari's work has a whimsical quality. His work also successfully crosses over into the print medium without losing any of traditional qualities.
Since 1982 he has exhibited all over Australia.

Story: Wild bees their hives and honey are known across Arnhem Land as Sugarbag. It is not only a delicacy and used as medicine but also has ritual and spiritual significance. The artist has depicted the Sugarbag spirit in the form of a man wearing the honey design on his body. Dancers in ceremonies wear these body paintings. In the Creation time Sugarbag Man travelled in search of honey felling trees and transforming the landscape as he went.