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Stewart Hoosan

(Australia 1951 – )

Language group
Karrwa, Gulf region , Gangalida, Gulf region
Place of origin
Mungoorbarda (Robinson River)Northern TerritoryAustralia
Media category
Materials used
synthetic polymer paint on canvas

200.0 x 247.5 cm

Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2005
Accession number
Not on display
Further information

The documentation for the painting states:

"They used to have a big camping area near a big lagoon which the people weren’t allowed to camp too close to it. The only people that were allowed near the lagoon were me and my brothers and sisters because they were Junkayi (like proper boss for that country).

It was the main hunting and fishing place for the Karrwa and Yanula people. The Karrwa/Yanula people used to travel up and down this country. They used to camp through their journey there."
Stewart Hoosan, 2005

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2005

Bibliography (1)

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales Annual Report 2006, 'Year in review: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art', pg. 23-25, Sydney, 2006, 24 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (2)

Stewart Hoosan: Selected works, Karen Brown Gallery, Darwin, Jun 2005 -

Living Black (2007-08), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 20 Dec 2007–12 Nov 2008