2012/0045 Gawarre

Gawarre

Artist

Patrick MUNG MUNG
Aboriginal/Indigenous
Birth:
c 1948
 in
Yunurrel (Spring Creek), Western Australia

Artwork

Title
Gawarre
Date
2011
Medium/Material
natural earth pigments, ochre and synthetic polymer binder on cotton
Dimensions
150.0 x 180.0 cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased through the Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation: TomorrowFund, 2012
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
2012/0045
Currently not on display

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“This is Ngarrgooroon Country, down near Halls Creek way. That's the Gawarre, big mountain, high mountain, y'know?That’s where the old people bin’ living in the old days. The old people used to stop there, in those hills, like a home.”Gawarre is the name of an outstation area in Purnululu National Park. The word also occurs as a general Gija wordmeaning "cliff" or "range of steep hills"© Copyright in this artwork and text, including the right to reproduce, remains with the Artist andWarmun Art Centre respectively, unless the contrary is evidenced by a separate agreement in writing. www.warmunart.comPage

Artist statement, c.2012This is Ngarrgooroon Country, down near Halls Creek way. That’s the Gawarre, big mountain, high mountain, y’know? That’s where the old people bin’ living in the old days. The old people used to stop there, in those hills, like a home. (Warmun Art Centre)

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