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Title

Contents page , from Duyfken: The Aboriginal Print Portfolio

2006

Artist

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Melbourne Victoria Australia
    Date
    2006
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    lithograph, black ink on Velin Arches 200gsm white wove paper
    Edition
    35/50
    Dimensions
    56.0 x 76.0 cm sheet
    Credit
    Gift of Rabobank Australia Ltd 2007
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    204.2007.12
    Artist information
    Australian Print Workshop

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  • About

    This limited edition print portfolio was produced in July 2006 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Dutch-Australian relations. Sponsored by Rabobank, the portfolio was produced by the Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

    The title of the portfolio is drawn from the name of the first Dutch ship to land on Australian shores, the Duyfken or Little Dove. A vessel of the Dutch East India Company, the Duyfken landed on the west coast of Cape York Peninsula in March 1606 and Captain William Janszoon and his men went ashore. The portfolio is based on the notion of 'first encounters' to highlight this little known fact.

    The Duyfken portfolio brings together 10 Indigenous artists from across the country with diverse art practices, resulting in an important collection of works that explore the notion of 'first encounters' in a number of ways and shed light on the exchanges that took place with a number of countries prior to colonisation.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Melbourne

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

    • Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Duyfken, Netherlands, 2006, (colour illus.). Commemorative brochure, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

    • Anne Virgo (Editor), Australian Print Workshop bulletin, 'Duyfken Folio', pg. 4, Fitzroy, 2007.

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