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That day



Rosella Namok


19 May 1979 –

Language group: Aankum, East Cape region

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Lockhart River Cape York Queensland Australia
    Media category
    Materials used
    synthetic polymer paint on canvas
    277.0 x 156.0 cm stretcher
    Gift of Margaret Tuckson 2007
    Not on display
    Accession number
    Artist information
    Rosella Namok

    Works in the collection


  • About

    Rosella Namok is the most well known of the Lockhart River 'Art Gang', a group of young Aboriginal artists from the east coast of Cape York, who started painting in the mid 1990s and quickly shot to national fame, both for their paintings and prints. Namok held her first solo exhibition in 1999 and has since had numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally. Most recently her work was included in a survey of the work from Lockhart River at The Art Museum, University of Queensland.

    The artist's statement for this works states:

    "This one … that was about that day when I found out I had lost that baby. I was really upset and I wasn’t thinking about anything but about that baby gone. But now when I think … I still have Isaiah … he makes me smile everyday. It really does remind me of that day, you know."

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Lockhart River

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication