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Artwork - Grace Kemarre Robinya - Goanna Picnic

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Tangentyere Artists

Artwork - Grace Kemarre Robinya - Goanna Picnic

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Grace Kemarre Robinya
Goanna Picnic
285 x 380mm Ink on Arches Watercolour Paper

Artist's Statement:
All the womens been go for bush picnic in winter, north side of Laramba with the one Toyota and get some goanna - big mob. And cook ‘em, goanna mob. Some waiting to eat the ‘em goanna. No kids around, just women. All the mothers cook the goanna, eat some and take the rest back for the kids. Hard work - digging, digging, digging for those goanna. That’s why this woman’s asleep, another one’s checking for lousey lousey
(head lice) and another’s sitting down.

Koskela is proud to present The Story Belonging to Us, new works from Tangentyere Artists and Yarrenyty Arltere, both Alice Springs-based Aboriginal-owned Art Centres. 

Resulting from a workshop at Tangentyere Artists in October 2018, these 20 ink paintings on paper depict town camp life, family time and the artists’ memories of country. Camp dogs, cowboys, bush picnics, roos and party chooks all come to life, presenting a powerful, positive story of home and place.

As Tangentyere Artists state: ‘Many wonderful stories arise out of the sometimes difficult conditions of the Town Camps for those who take the time to look and listen. And we are very pleased to be able to share them with you to show that Town Camp homes are important places in which real people live their lives, positive places, worthy of the respect that any person and their home deserves.’

NB: This painting is part of our upcoming THE STORY BELONGING TO US exhibition (Nov 10 - Dec 24). Artworks purchased for pick-up will be available from Dec 21, Items with shipping will be sent out from Jan 3. 

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