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Title

Ku' Aak Min!

2022

Artist

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Aurukun Cape York Queensland Australia
    Date
    2022
    Media categories
    Sculpture , Woodwork
    Materials used
    natural pigments with binder on milkwood
    Dimensions
    46.5 x 57.0 x 18.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Commissioned with funds provided by the Aboriginal Art Collection Benefactors 2021
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    248.2022
    Copyright
    © Lex Namponan
    Artist information
    Lex Namponan

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    Art Centre documentation for this work states:
    "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.

    This story also tells how Ku’ gave language to the region. Each story place dog has its name, its colours and its qualities of character.

    The Ku' song cycles and dances are still performed at house opening ceremonies today."

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