Painting

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Registration number
40253
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: W: 950 mm L: 650 mm D: Circum:

Description

Painting, acrylic on canvas, entitled 'Our Dreaming'. The central motif is a 3-toed frog foot, encircled by a snake. The top left hand corner features a fish, the top right hand corner an echidna, the bottom right corner a goanna / lizard; and the bottom left hand corner shows a turtle. There are also some circles, and sinuous lines which may be paths. Colours include black, white, yellow and shades of brown, with gold line highlights. The 91cm x 61cm board has been framed with 4 pieces of dowel screwed together (2 pieces 975mm and 2 pieces 605mm). It is signed in the bottom right hand corner in gold: 'K E V M 94.'

Research notes

'OUR DREAMING. The path depicted as told by my Elders. There are visible and spiritual signs of our dreaming that were mapped out by my ancestors from the beginning of time for us to follow and to enhance our very being.' [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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