- 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: 540 mm W: 660 mm L: D: Circum:
Painting, acrylic (and ink?) on canvas, entitled 'Survival'. The black and white panel features a number of motifs including circles and sinuous lines, and some cross hatching in the background. The 500mm x 620mm panel is under glass and has been framed with 4 pieces of dowel screwed together (2 pieces 690mm and 2 pieces 500mm). It is signed towards the bottom left hand corner in black on the white background: 'K E V M.'
'SURVIVAL. As a people who lived on and with the land in a harmonious existence, our life focused on the land. From the land we took our food and in turn cared for the land. Our entire physical and spiritual existence revolved around it. Our food was taken from the land, our spirit left with the land and our lives lived on it. Our only taboo was that we were not to eat our totem.' [Exhibition label, 1994]
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.