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Title

Aboriginaland. Land rights, not mining , from The D'Oyley Show

1979

Artists

Marie McMahon

Australia

1953 –

Frances Phoenix

Australia

1950 – 2017

  • Details

    Date
    1979
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    colour screenprint on thin white wove paper
    Dimensions
    73.0 x 48.7 cm image; 78.8 x 51.0 cm sheet
    Credit
    Purchased 1981
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    175.1981.6
    Copyright
    © Marie McMahon and Frances (Budden) Phoenix with the Women's Domestic Needlework Group

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    Artist information
    Women's Domestic Needlework Group, Sydney

    Works in the collection

    10

    Artist information
    Marie McMahon

    Works in the collection

    26

    Artist information
    Frances Phoenix

    Works in the collection

    10

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  • About

    This poster acknowledges and celebrates Australian indigenous women working in the traditional practices of basketry, weaving, beading, netting and shell work. The exhibition catalogue features illustrations of pandanus mats and string figures, explaining the symbolism of specific forms and representations of tjukurrpa.

    The poster 'Aboriginaland. Land rights, not mining' features a combination of text, a photograph of a young woman from Yirrkala, hand-drawn bottlebrush motifs, and a reproduction of Marie McMahon's own cotton d’oyley. Worked in filet crochet and adorned with beads, McMahon wrote of her creation, 'I designed this piece as an alternative view of white Australia, showing who it really belongs to'. The gridlike lace features a map of Australia, gum leaves, emus and emu tracks.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 4 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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