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Title

Ku' Prince

2022

Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Aurukun Cape York Queensland Australia
    Date
    2022
    Media categories
    Sculpture , Woodwork
    Materials used
    natural pigments with binders on milkwood
    Dimensions
    32.5 x 59.0 x 21.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Commissioned with funds provided by the Aboriginal Art Collection Benefactors 2021
    Location
    Yiribana Gallery
    Accession number
    247.2022
    Copyright
    © Leigh Namponan

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    Leigh Namponan

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    Art Centre documentation for this work states:
    "This is Ku' Prince. I called him this because he is always sleeping. He is always wagging his tail when you go past him because he's really friendly.

    The story place of the Ku' associated with the Apelech ceremonial group is located in the south of the Wik and Kugu region at Eeremangk near the mouth of the Knox River. This story links the land and the sea and is a tale of transformation where the Ku' (Ancestral being), who had travelled from the distant Northern Territory to Cape York Peninsula, leaves the land, enters Knox River and becomes Nyiingkuchen, the freshwater shark."

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