Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
Item name
Indigenous name
Karen Moran  
Associated cultural group
Australia > Australia > Queensland > South east Queensland > Ipswich region
Acquisition date
April 29, 1994 
Acquisition method
Artist-in-residence by Karen Moran 
H: 290 mm W: 340 mm L: D: Circum:


Painting, acrylic on canvas, entitled 'Sacred Places'. The panel is dominated by a number of circular and sinuous motifs, as well as depictions of what appear to be shields. Colours include brown, black, grey, yellow, white and black. The 30.5cm x 25.4cm board has been framed with 4 pieces of dowel screwed together (2 pieces 375mm and 2 pieces 245mm). It is signed in the bottom right hand corner in a gold paint: 'K E V M 94.'

Research notes

'SACRED PLACES. My ancestors have many sacred and significant places in their territory that are today still held in that regard. These places I have been to and experience the spirits and their overwhelming aura which was left for our protection and the preservation of our spirituality and culture.' [1994, exhibition label]

Other display labels mention specifically: Flinders Peak (Ugarapul); Mt Maroon (Marroo - sand goanna); Mt Edwards (Wummin); Mt Greville (Moogerah - storm); Mt Moon (Morrm - old walking mountain); Minto Craig (Whinpullin - grass); Wilson Peak (Jiramin - man;s knee); Mt Barney (Boodard - keep away, keep away); Ivory's Rock and White Rock.

Karen Moran was employed as artist-in-residence from 29/09/1993 to 29/04/1994. During this time she made 9 paintings [40245 to 40253] which were displayed in the 'Did You Know..' exhibit.

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