Painting

Registration number
15483
Item name
Painting 
Category
Painting/Paper
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > South east Queensland > Brisbane
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1973 
Acquisition method
by Aboriginal Creations 
Dimensions
H: 630 mm W: 280 mm L: D: Circum:

Description

Long thin bark painting, unframed

Research notes

“Bahloo, the Moon and Three Snakes. This bark painting is a good example of the kinds of cultural mixing earlier policies of QAC encouraged and facilitated. The painting is recorded as being done by a local Brisbane Aboriginal person and the scene depicted is a Yularoi story about the dogs of Bahloo, the Moon. The Bahloo story was widely published by K. Langloh Parker who recorded it from the Yularoi People of New South Wales. Additionally, the figure has some of the hallmarks of the Wandjina figures of the Kimberley region of Western Australia. All of these elements together illustrate the artistic results early QAC’s handing of Aboriginal culture created.” Gretchen Stolte, Queensland Aboriginal Creations: Agency and Legacy exhibition, UQ Anthropology Museum March 2020.

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