Aboriginal Water Animal Art

Traditional paintings of Aboriginal art water animals and dreamtime mermaids (called yawk yawk) portray the life of the billabongs in Western Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia.

These wonderful artworks are by Kunwinjku Aboriginal artist, Leslie Nawirridj.
Leslie works hard to supply his customers with the best quality Aboriginal x-ray art, which is an ancient indigenous artform begun by his ancestors thousands of years ago.

He says, "I worked for five years to produce these images. My work communicates to you my people's relationship with our country. It shows you our way of painting animals in 'x-ray', which comes from the ancestral rock art. The 'rarrk' comes from our ceremonies. The 'rarrk' is for ceremonial decorations. Today we decorate our paintings with the 'rarrk' to show it to you. I paint very fine-line 'rarrk' because my moiety is Dhuwa. Thicker 'rarrk' is painted by the Yirritdja moiety. You can buy prints or paintings from me. This is my work."

Buy Water Animal Art Online

Purchase a print on canvas directly from Leslie Nawirridj using this on-line gallery.

A3 prints $85.00 AUD (Incl.GST)

A4 prints $60.00 AUD (Incl.GST)

Leslie has individually hand signed every print on the back with its title and his details.

Or contact Leslie with your enquiry about ordering an original painting of your choice. Use the on-line contact form provided.

Buying prints online


Mermaid in the Billabong on light background
Mermaid (yawk yawk) in the Billabong.
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Mermaid in the Billabong on dark background
Mermaid (yawk yawk) in the Billabong.
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Two long neck turtles in the billabong on light background
Two long neck turtles.
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Two long neck turtles in the billabong on dark background
Two long neck turtles.
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Barramundi and Long Neck Turtle
Barramundi and Long Neck Turtle.
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Water Python and Long Neck Turtle
Water Python and Long Neck Turtle.
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Water Monitor and Frogs
Water Monitor and Frogs.
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Water Monitor and Python
Water Monitor and Water Python.
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Crocodile
Crocodile & waterlilies.
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Rainbow Serpent
Rainbow Serpent (Ngalyod).
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Lightning Man

Lightning Man

Brolg

Brolga

The first painting produced for 2014 at Kunwinjku Aboriginal Art! A beautiful classic design by Leslie Nawirridj titled The first painting produced for 2014 at Kunwinjku Aboriginal Art! A beautiful classic design by Leslie Nawirridj titled "Barramundi & Waterlilies"
Fibre Art  at the Cruise Ship TerminalFibre Art at the Cruise Ship Terminal
Collecting white clay for traditional pigments.Collecting white clay for traditional pigments.