Poster

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Registration number
40077
Item name
Poster 
Category
Painting/Paper
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Assan, Marion  
Associated cultural group
Karen 
Place
Australia > Australia > > >
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Collector
Mr David Carline 
Acquisition date
June 27, 1996 
Acquisition method
Donated by Mr David Carline 
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Full colour poster, 420 x 595mm, by Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation entitled: 'Kymel'. Its central artwork panel by Marion Assan is interpreted in lettering below: 'The blue and green colours represent the Torres Straits and the ochre colours stand for Aboriginal Australia. The rainbow serpent and the lizard represent mainland Aboriginal Australia. The stingray and fish stand for Torres Strait and the dugong and turtle represent coastal Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders because both people hunt these animals. The ochre dots characterise all black people of Australia. The black and white faces with black and white outlines represent the fact that all people, regardless of race, creed and colour, are the same inside. The handshake represents reconciliation between the black and white people of Australia. (Kymel means 'together' in Kala Lagaw Ya, the language from western Torres Strait Islands).'

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