2007/0001 Texas Country

Texas Country

Artist

Charlene CARRINGTON
Indigenous
Birth:
1977
 in
Perth, Western Australia

Artwork

Title
Texas Country
Date
2006
Medium/Material
pigment and natural binder on canvas
Dimensions
152.5 x 183.1cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased by Neil Archibald in the memory of his father Norman George Archibald, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2007
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
2007/0001
Currently not on display

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Texas Downs Station is Charlene's and her family's traditional country and it is where her parents were born. Her father,Churchill Cann, mustered cattle all throughout this country. This painting is essentially a map of Texas.It is a very beautiful place with many waterholes, fishing holes and hilly areas.There is an abundance of bush tucker, gerring (kangaroo), echidna and goanna are all found in this country.

Curatorial insight: Considered to be one of the most outstanding young artists of the Warmun community, Charlene Carrington was inspired to paint by Hector Jandany and Queenie McKenzie who taught painting at the local school. Charlene’s artistic pedigree is exceptional; her grandfathers are Hector Jandany, Beerbee Mungnari and Patrick Mung Mung, her grandmother is Betty Carrington, and her parents are Churchill Cann and Sadie Carrington. As a child Charlene assisted Rover Thomas by mixing his ochres and learnt the techniques of mixing and applying the ‘galiwan’ – the oil-based resin that is added to the ochre as a binder – from Jack Britten and Rover Thomas. Her works are thus grounded in a technically strong artistic tradition, but reflect her own unique artistic perspective. (AGWA 2007)

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