1999/0187 Bush honey/sugarbag dreaming 2

Bush honey/sugarbag dreaming 2

Artist

Phylis (Booljoonngali) THOMAS
Aboriginal/Indigenous
Birth:
c 1940
 in
Turner River, Bungle Bungle Range, Western Australia

Artwork

Title
Bush honey/sugarbag dreaming 2
Date
1999
Medium/Material
natural pigments, synthetic polymer paint on linen
Dimensions
120.0 x 120.0 cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased 1999
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
1999/0187
Currently not on display

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Curatorial insightThis work is an eight-panel work that reveals the story of the artist's uncle who narrowly escaped death at the hands of white cattle station workers. This event occurred around the beginning of the 1900s. There are a number of artworks like this from the east Kimberley region that describe the massacre of Aboriginal people. These events remain a part of the living memory of the Gija and other Aboriginal peoples of the Kimberley. (AGWA 2015)

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