Birrave and Catepillar worked together to give the world colour. The Mellong, the Punisher of Wrong Doers, had been watching and decided to reward Caterpillar for having helped Birrave every day even though he was tired.


This work is part of the Creation Stories Collection which portray the traditional stories of the Butchulla. This original painting was painted on stretched canvas onto which an acrylic ochre background was applied. The detailing was achieved using brushes made from natural fibres to bring Birrave and Catepillar into being.

Limited edition of 37 with only 32 available for public acquisition.


Reproductions are 55cm x 44cm on 320gsm Sihl MC Cotton Rag. All reproductions have a 100 year warranty.

Birrave and Mellong

  • The Creation Series is a closed series with a limit of 37 prints. Each piece of artwork in the series depicts a legend of the Butchulla people's creation stories.

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