2011/0050 Mangrove Jack

Mangrove Jack

Artist

Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda (MRS GABORI)
Aboriginal/Indigenous
Birth:
c 1924
 in
Bentinck Island, Queensland
Death:
11 Feb 2015
 in
Queensland

Artwork

Title
Mangrove Jack
Date
2005
Medium/Material
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Dimensions
137.0 x 91.7 x 1.7 cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Gift of Dr Ben Korman under the Commonwealth Government's Cultural Gifts Program, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2011
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
2011/0050
Currently not on display

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Mangrove Jack, 2005 and Golden Trevally, 2005, are both excellent examples of Gabori’s earlier works, which exemplify the unique approach to materials and application that have shaped the artists prolific career. Both Mangrove Jack, 2005 and Golden Travelly, 2005, depict the scaled surfaces of these two species of fish that inhabit the waters surrounding both the artists birthplace, Bentinck Island and her current home, Mornington Island.

Curatorial insightMangrove Jack is an excellent example of Gabori’s earlier works, which exemplify the unique approach to materials and application that have shaped the artist’s prolific career. Both Mangrove Jack and Golden Trevally depict the scaled surfaces of these two species of fish that inhabit the waters surrounding the artist’s birthplace, Bentinck Island, and her current home on Mornington Island. (AGWA 2011)

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