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Title

Thina Yappa (Foot prints)

1993


Artist

Badger Bates

Australia

05 Oct 1947 -

Language group

Paakantji, Southern Riverine region


About

Badger Bates comes from the Paakantji people of the Darling River, western NSW. He has been central in encouraging local Aboriginal people to make linocuts by teaching and promoting the 'Far West School' in other centres. He first made linocuts with designs he had been carving on emu eggs since childhood; the new medium enabled him to make more detailed compositions. He uses traditional Aboriginal motifs and designs based on the region's rock art (engravings, stencils and paintings) and the wavy, geometric designs found on local wooden artefacts. His themes include depictions of local sites of significance and aspects of traditional lifestyle as well as Dreamtime stories.

"This is at Mutawintji. Emu and Kangaroo are coming in to drink. Nhatji is there. Boomerangs, goanna and hands and the tommy-axe (a stencil) are all at Mutawintji".

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'Australian prints from the Gallery's collection', AGNSW, 1998


Details


Place where the work was made

New South Wales Australia


Date

1993


Media category

Print


Materials used

linocut, black on ivory wove paper


Edition

24/25


Dimensions

33.0 x 30.9 cm blockmark; 56.0 x 38.5 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. corner, pencil "BADGER 93".


Credit

Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 1997


Location

Not on display


Accession number

288.1997


Artist information

Badger Bates

Works in the collection

4


Place

Where the work was made
New South Wales

Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, Australian prints from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1998, 145 (illus.). cat.no. 123