Drawing

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Registration number
29844
Item name
Drawing 
Category
Painting/Paper
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Gaiarbau (Willie Mackenzie)  
Associated cultural group
Jinibara 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > South east Queensland
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
 
Acquisition method
by Unrecorded 
Dimensions
H: W: 585 mm L: 910 mm D: Circum:

Description

Hand drawn and coloured figure on thick brown paper by Gaiarbau. Labelled “Mulu” in lower right corner. Depicts man with brown, white, pink and black decoration on his body and face. Figure appears to be drawn using pastels. There is an inscription in blue ink that reads “takes ½ a day to paint up. Lot of kicking in it”

Research notes

Drawn by Gaiarbau during his meetings with L.P. Winterbotham, likely between 1950 and 1955.
Item 32482 is an overpainted photograph version of this drawing

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