Merlemerle (butterfly) bark painting by Jalene Campion


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In Jalene Campion’s community, merlemerle (butterflies) are a common sight, fluttering away into the trees when people approach. In the past, children would search for manyahyay (yellow flowering acacia) trees, always teeming with butterflies during their flowering season, providing hours of entertainment as kids playfully pursued them with sticks. It is suggested that when a butterfly circles you, it signals the arrival of visitors.

Acrylic on Bark

38cm x 22cm

Marrawuddi Arts & Culture is a vibrant Aboriginal art centre and gallery, owned and governed by the Mirarr Traditional Owners in the Kakadu National Park.