1996/0328 Chewnkey (cattle trough)

Chewnkey (cattle trough)

Artist

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

Artwork

Title
Chewnkey (cattle trough)
Date
1995
Medium/Material
lithograph
Dimensions
45 x 64.5cm (image)56 x 76cm (sheet) (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased 1996
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
1996/0328
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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