Painting

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
40251
Item name
Painting 
Category
Painting/Paper
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Karen Moran  
Associated cultural group
Ugarapul 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > South east Queensland > Ipswich region
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Collector
 
Acquisition date
April 29, 1994 
Acquisition method
Artist-in-residence by Karen Moran 
Dimensions
H: 540 mm W: 660 mm L: D: Circum:

Description

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.'

Research notes

'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.

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