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Title

Ku' Piikalith

2021

Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Aurukun Cape York Queensland Australia
    Date
    2021
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    natural pigments with binders on milkwood
    Dimensions
    33.0 x 64.0 x 13.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Commissioned with funds provided by the Aboriginal Art Collection Benefactors 2021
    Location
    Aqualand Atrium
    Accession number
    227.2022
    Copyright
    © Leo Namponan

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    Leo Namponan

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  • About

    Art Centre documentation for this work states:
    "Piikalith is a Story Place on our Country. Before time, there was a big crocodile living in the Kirk river at this particular place. One day, one of our ancestors, a crippled man, was catching plenty of fish with his bare hands there. He showed no fear for that croc. He was grabbing lots of barramundi with his bare hands and throwing them onto the river bank. He came across that big crocodile and grabbed onto his tail and threw it onto the land. He told his sons and daughters to catch that croc but it was too big for them. That’s a really old story that my father used to tell me around the camp fire at night time."

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