natural earth pigments on canvas board
35 x 46 cm
Provenance Waringarri Artists, N.T Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, NSW
Exhibited: Songlines Coo-ee Christmas 2012, Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, NSW Sydney December 2012 Story The painting in caves of the Kimberly region often feature Kwion (Bradshaw figures) who's creation is credited to the ancestors or another people. There is also a story that credits a small bird with painting them with its blood. The Kwion often underlay's Wandjina Paintings, so it is generally assumed that they are older.
When people speak of the Kwion they often say that these figure are an important part of law in the region, telling people how to live, to share food properly and look after each other. They are often depicted along side the Wandjina representing the strong influence of cave painting on Kalumburu artists. Purchase Details This work, as part of Coo-ee's Christmas show, Songlines: Coo-ee Christmas is available for sale from 3pm the 24th November at the exhibition opening and not before. So first in, best dressed! If you are unable to make the exhibition opening, simply register your interest via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +61 2 9300 9200. Please send through a 'wish list' of works in preference order and specify how many works in total you want. We will endeavour to get you the works of your choosing but are unable to guarantee this. This exhibition is designed to be a bit of fun for Christmas so I hope you enjoy it. The works will sell out quickly so be sure to get in first.