Jimmy Moduk

Clan: Marrangu
Country: Murwangi – Arafua Swamp (10 Canoes movie country) – Arnhem Land
Moiety Dhuwa
Language Djinang
Totem Mewal (ancester) – Dhuwa Honey Story
DOB 1942
Djanggala or Mewal is the Praying Mantis spirit, Warrala-warrala, it belongs to the Marrangu/Wurrkiganydjarr people who are of the Dhuwa moiety.
Mewal is also known to be the Dhuwa Honey Spirit and still roams the land today. There are rumors that say that when you are sleeping during the night you could hear the ‘yuuoing’ sound of the Mewal as they would go past by travelling through the land.
If you happen to be hunting on land that Djanggala/Mewal spirit is still living, it would be a nasty experience if you came face to face with Djanggala/ Mewal spirit.
Djanggala is the primary totem for the Wurrkiganydjarr people and call themselves as the Mewal people.
Djanggala or Mewal spirit is danced by imitating the praying mantis, warrala-warrala the ancestral being. This dance is done when holding the body of the deceased relative and during ‘marradjiri’ ceremony.
Jimmy has had many group exhibitions and is in many publications, refer www.bulabula-arts.com
He is a highly collectable artist.
Aboriginal Art Museum, The Netherlands; Art Gallery and Museum, Kelvingrove, Glasgow
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Australian Museum, Sydney; Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat, Victoria
British Museum, Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, London, UK
Kluge-Ruhe Collection, University of Virginia, USA; Linden Museum, Stuttgart, Germany
Milingimbi Collection, MECA, Milingimbi Educational and Cultural Association
Museum of Contemporary Art, Ramingining Collection, Sydney; Museum of Mankind, British Museum, London
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Private collection, France; The Holmes a Court Collection, Perth
The Hida Earth Wisdom Centre, Gifu, Japan; Troppen Museum, Childrens Museum section, Amsterdam.