2007/0322.1 The record keepers (from the Duyfken: The Aboriginal Print Portfolio)

The record keepers (from the Duyfken: The Aboriginal Print Portfolio)

Artist

Karen CASEY
Aboriginal/Indigenous
Birth:
1956
 in
Hobart, Tasmania
Australian Print Workshop Inc

Artwork

Title
The record keepers (from the Duyfken: The Aboriginal Print Portfolio)
Date
2006
Medium/Material
Photo-lithograph in one colour, printed from one CTP off-set photo-litho plate on Velin Arches 250gsm paper in collectors box
Dimensions
40 x 54cm (image)56 x 76cm (sheet) (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Gift of Wesfarmers Limited, 2007
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
2007/0322.1
Currently not on display

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From the ancient practice of hand-stencilling to the elaborate science of cartography, human beings possess an innate desire to record and chart their arrivals and journeys through life. Drawing from Abel Tasman’s 1642 expedition journal and on the cave art signatures of my Tasmanian forebears, this work responds to both the spirit of exploration and discovery, and to the enduring sense of connection one has with one’s country and place of origin. Like the contours of the explorers’ maps, the tracings and imprints of clasped hands reveal the passage of time, metaphorically uniting peoples of different cultures through the myriad of life’s experience, each existing within a particular geographic location and each with a story to tell.

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