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Jack Britten

Toolookininji - Looking Out - 2004

natural earth pigments on back of a fly screen door
54.0 x 142.0 cm
Price Realised: $4,370.00

MP #147


Provenance

Narrangunny Art Traders, WA  Cat No. NAT0438
Kimberley Art, Vic
Private Collection, WA

signed 'Jack' verso

Jack Britten was born and spent his childhood at Tickelara Station, in the north west of Australia, at a time when many Gija people were massacred during the gold rush at Hall’s Creek and Chinaman’s Garden in the East Kimberley region.

 

The site is on the Old Hann Springs cattle station where Jack once worked as a stockman. Depicted are the high 'top country' where cattle and wild animals grazed side by side. Also shown is the black limestone ridge (Booloo) that traverses the landscape and the caves (Nawanji) which contain the remains of ritually interred ancestors.