synthetic polymer paint on canvas board
23 x 30 cm
Provenance Bula'bula Arts, NT Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, NSW
Exhibited: Songlines Coo-ee Christmas 2012, Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, NSW Sydney December 2012 Story Lorrkon or hollow log cofï¬ns are central to the funeral ceremony practiced by the Kuninjku people of Western Arnhem Land. The hollow logs, which housed the ochred bones of the deceased person, were painted with clan designs and placed into the ground where they were left to decay naturally. The thin and delicate rarrk (crosshatching) done by the artist is amazingly and uniformly maintained across the whole length of a hollow log. The hollow logs reverberate with the power of ancestral beings who inhabit Western Arnhem Land. 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 email@example.com 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.