1996/0327 Building paper bark house

Building paper bark house

Artist

Mervyn STREET
Aboriginal/Indigenous
Birth:
01 Jul 1950
 in
Louisa Downs Station, Kimberley region, Western Australia

Artwork

Title
Building paper bark house
Date
1995
Medium/Material
lithograph
Dimensions
56.6 x 76.0 cm (sheet) and 44.5 x 65.0 cm (image) (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased 1996
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
1996/0327
Currently not on display

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Curatorial insightThis work depicts a scene from the hard physical life that many Indigenous people experienced when colonists became pastoralists, moving onto their traditional lands and establishing huge cattle stations. These cattle stations were founded on, and run by Indigenous labour, in many cases un(der)paid. (AGWA, 2015)

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