2012/0068 Near Ruined City

Near Ruined City

Artist

Angelina GEORGE
Aboriginal/Indigenous
Birth:
1937
 in
Nutwood Downs Station, Darwin, Northern Territory
Death:
2015

Artwork

Title
Near Ruined City
Date
2007
Medium/Material
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Dimensions
120.2 x 118.8cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Gift of Jacqui McPhee under the Commonwealth Government's Cultural Gifts Program, 2012
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
2012/0068
Currently not on display

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Like many of George's paintings, Near Ruined City, 2007, refers to a culturallysignificant location in central Arnhem Land. Burrangie is also known as the'Ruined City of the Moon' and is believed to be home to the giant creationancestors. This site is considered to be very sacred and access is restricted tocertain people from the homelands that surround it. Many of George'spaintings survey this landscape and in this fine example the artist depicts therocky terrain which although often very dry supports a myriad of native flora,which George has also depicted.MR 21/09/18copied from aquisition

Curatorial insightLike many of George's paintings, Near Ruined City refers to a culturally significant location in central Arnhem Land. Burrangie is also known as the 'Ruined City of the Moon' and is believed to be home to the giant creation ancestors. This site is considered to be very sacred and access is restricted to certain people from the homelands that surround it. Many of George's paintings survey this landscape and in this fine example the artist depicts the rocky terrain which although often very dry supports a myriad of native flora, which George has also depicted. (AGWA 2012)

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