2014/0002 Victory Hole

Victory Hole

Artist

Churchill (Yoonany) CANN
Aboriginal/Indigenous
Birth:
c 1947
 in
Texas Downs Station, Kimberley region, Western Australia
Death:
2016
 in
Warmun, Western Australia

Artwork

Title
Victory Hole
Date
2012
Medium/Material
natural ochres and pigment on canvas
Dimensions
150.0 x 150.0 cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased through the Sir Claude Hotchin Art Foundation, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2014
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
2014/0002
Currently on display (GALLERY 3 WESPAC in GALLERY BUILDING)

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Cann's vision depicts worlds within worlds, with soft layering of pigments andgentle marks. The translucency of the earth pigments and ochres allow theviewer to see through the layers - as if he is telling us to look through thematerial world we 'see' with our eyes to the esoteric fabric of Kija life thatembeds his cultural existence. Rover Thomas and other Warmun artistsshared a painted vision of the world that was solid and robust, as well asrevealing a pragmatic awareness of the landscape and its contours, made byancestral figures. Cann takes these ideas further, showing sensitivity andawareness of a hidden world which has not previously been seen, takingWarmun art to the next step of its evolution. His work connects andtransforms other works by artists from Warmun in the State Art Collection bypushing the style boundaries of the Warmun art practice.MR 21/09/2018Copied from aquisition.

Curatorial insightCann's vision depicts worlds within worlds, with soft layering of pigments and gentle marks. The translucency of the earth pigments and ochres allow the viewer to see through the layers - as if he is telling us to look through the material world we see with our eyes to the esoteric fabric of Kija life that embeds his cultural existence. Rover Thomas and other Warmun artists shared a painted vision of the world that was solid and robust, as well as revealing a pragmatic awareness of the landscape and its contours, made by ancestral figures. Cann takes these ideas further, showing sensitivity and awareness of a hidden world which has not previously been seen. His work connects and transforms other works by artists from Warmun in the State Art Collection by pushing the style boundaries of the Warmun art practice. (AGWA 2014)

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