Drawing

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Registration number
29857
Item name
Drawing 
Category
Painting/Paper
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Gaiarbau (Willie Mackenzie)  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > South east Queensland > Kilcoy
Map
Collector
Dr L. P. Winterbotham 
Acquisition date
 
Acquisition method
by Dr L. P. Winterbotham 
Dimensions
H: W: 420 mm L: 480 mm D: Circum:

Description

Hand painted and coloured figure on thick cream paper by Gaiarbau. Depicts man with pink, white, yellow and black decoration on his body and face. Figure appears to be drawn in black paint and coloured using chalk or pastels.
There is one inscription on the front of the paper in black ink/paint that reads “Blood brother to collect sister”. There is also an inscription in blue ink. It reads “Peaceful errand therefore white”. There is another inscription on the reverse of the paper that reads “Figures coloured in chalk for coroboi. Colouring done by Gaiarbau”.

Research notes

Drawn by Gaiarbau during his meetings with L.P. Winterbotham, likely between 1950 and 1955.
Item 32495 is an overpainted photograph version of this drawing

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