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Title

That day

1999


Artist

Rosella Namok

Australia

19 May 1979 -

Language group

Aankum, East Cape region


About

Rosella Namok is the most well known of the Lockhart River 'Art Gang', a group of young Aboriginal artists from the east coast of Cape York, who started painting in the mid 1990s and quickly shot to national fame, both for their paintings and prints. Namok held her first solo exhibition in 1999 and has since had numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally. Most recently her work was included in a survey of the work from Lockhart River at The Art Museum, University of Queensland.

The artist's statement for this works states:

"This one … that was about that day when I found out I had lost that baby. I was really upset and I wasn’t thinking about anything but about that baby gone. But now when I think … I still have Isaiah … he makes me smile everyday. It really does remind me of that day, you know."


Details


Place where the work was made

Lockhart River Cape York Queensland Australia


Date

1999


Media category

Painting


Materials used

synthetic polymer paint on canvas


Dimensions

277.0 x 156.0 cm stretcher


Credit

Gift of Margaret Tuckson 2007


Location

Not on display


Accession number

274.2007


Artist information

Rosella Namok

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Lockhart River

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Sally Butler, Our way: contemporary Aboriginal art from Lockhart River, St. Lucia, 2007, 12 (colour illus.).