JASON LEE

Jason is a Larrakia, Wardaman and Karajarri artist from Darwin, also known as Choplee he has been a practicing artists since 1983. Jason is a multidisciplinary artists who is a natural self-taught talent who starting out as a painter focussing on traditional Aboriginal designs.

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About the Artwork

The Gulumoerrgin (Larrakia) seasonal calendar is divided into seven main seasons:

• Balnba (rainy season) - November to December - long bums, black plum and bush potatoes.

• Dalay (monsoon season) - January to March - crocodile laying eggs and big red apple fruiting.

• Mayilema - March to April - dragonflies and bush cherry.

• Damibila (Barramundi and bush fruit time) - April to June - black cockatoo and bush peanut.

• Dinidjanggama (heavy dew time) - June to August - dugong and water Lillie’s.

• Gurrulwa (big wind time) - July to September - stingray and yellow kapok.

• Dalirrgang (build-up) - September to October - flying fox, cocky apple and cycad nuts.

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