natural earth pigments on canvas
152 x 102 cm
Please note that prices are subject to change at the discretion of the gallery.
Ochre Gallery, Kununurra, WA, cat. no. A173
Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, NSW
Accompanied by it’s original exhibition catalogue referenced above.
Field, Jennifer. 23rd of November 1994. Maintaining Family Tradition: An Exhibition of work by Warmun Community Artists (Turkey Creek) Catalogue. International Year of the Family National Conference, The Adelaide Festival Centre & Ochre Gallery; Illustrated p 7.
Re-Collected, May 2013, Coo-ee Art Gallery
Back to the Board, April 2007, Coo-ee Art Gallery
Black Art White Walls, 2014-2016 Travelling Exhibition Australia, Brazil
In this paintings from the East Kimberley region two snakes emerge from water underground. They are said to capture and drown those who pass by.
The East Kimberley style features landscape seen from both an omnipotent and lateral perspective. From left to right across to top right are depicted sites representing father (munaring), son (wiggin) and old people (gnunamunny). In the ceremony pertaining to this place, each of these groups dances with feathers (garnalum) on their heads. The white paint represents body paint (mowandoo); to the far right is Gowarling, little hills; and across the bottom are fresh water crabs, which are found in the area and collected during the ceremonial period.