2017/0049 Molly: No talk (from the Family series)

Molly: No talk (from the Family series)

Artist

Julie DOWLING
Aboriginal/Indigenous
Birth:
30 Jan 1969
 in
Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia

Artwork

Title
Molly: No talk (from the Family series)
Date
1999
Medium/Material
synthetic polymer paint, red ochre, glitter and metallic paint on canvas
Dimensions
45.5 x 35.5 cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Gift of Brigitte Braun, 2017
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
2017/0049
Currently not on display

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My grandmother suffered a stroke in 1993 which took away her ability tospeak clearly, but slowly her brain remembered some of the Badimayalanguage she knew before she was taken away at age twelve.Often when she found it difficult to speak what she felt in English, shewould translate it into the Badimaya language.The background of the image shows meeting places associated withsonglines.

Artist statement, 2018My grandmother suffered a stroke in 1993 which took away her ability to speak clearly, but slowly her brain remembered some of the Badimaya language she knew before she was taken away at age twelve. Often when she found it difficult to speak what she felt in English, she would translate it into the Badimaya language. The background of the image shows meeting places associated with songlines.

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