2007/0006 Moving Earth

Moving Earth

Artist

Mr MACK
Aboriginal/Indigenous
Birth:
15 Sep 1955
 in
Roebourne, Western Australia
Death:
19 Sep 2019
 in
Roebourne, Western Australia

Artwork

Title
Moving Earth
Date
Unknown
Medium/Material
acrylic on canvas
Dimensions
96.8 x 12.2 cm (sheet)99 x 124.5 cm (frame) (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Gift of Rio Tinto Iron Ore from the ‘Colours of our Country’ exhibition, 2007
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
2007/0006
Currently not on display

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Curatorial insightMr Mack was born into a strong family and cultural background. His father was the revered Yindjibarndi rainmaker Long Mack, who passed to Mr Mack intimate knowledge of the location of water in the Pilbara region and an understanding of the freshwater-bringing serpent Warlu. Mr Mack commenced painting in 2001 while participating in a tertiary education course at Cossack and immediately began to express his cultural knowledge in a very particular style, which has continued to evolve and become increasingly sophisticated. He is now an elder of the Yindjibarndi people and is recognised as one of the pre-eminent painters in the artistically expanding Pilbara region. (AGWA 2012)

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