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Title

Auka Metkar Goweh (Plenty pelican)

2013

Artist

Alternate image of Auka Metkar Goweh (Plenty pelican) by Daniel O'Shane
Alternate image of Auka Metkar Goweh (Plenty pelican) by Daniel O'Shane
Alternate image of Auka Metkar Goweh (Plenty pelican) by Daniel O'Shane
Alternate image of Auka Metkar Goweh (Plenty pelican) by Daniel O'Shane
Alternate image of Auka Metkar Goweh (Plenty pelican) by Daniel O'Shane
Alternate image of Auka Metkar Goweh (Plenty pelican) by Daniel O'Shane
Alternate image of Auka Metkar Goweh (Plenty pelican) by Daniel O'Shane
  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Cairns Queensland Australia
    Cultural origin
    Kuku Yalanji, West Cape region, Miriam Mer/Kulkagai, Torres Strait region
    Date
    2013
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    vinylcut
    Edition
    20/35
    Dimensions
    48.4 x 94.0 cm image; 64.3 x 110.7 cm sheet; 73.3 x 119.7 x 4.2 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Signed, l.r. corner, pencil "D.O'Shane". Not dated

    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by Vicki Olsson 2015
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    339.2015
    Copyright
    © Daniel O'Shane

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    Daniel O'Shane

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  • About

    Daniel O’Shane is one of the younger artists working with printmaking. He studied through Cairns TAFE and currently works through Canopy Arts in Cairns. While he only began studying in 2009 he has already received wide acclaim, recently being awarded the Silk Cut Award Grand Prize for his print "Aib ene zogo ni pat (Aib & the sacred waterhole)". He was also a finalist in the 2015 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, with his work, ‘Meuram and Zogo ni Pat’ 2015. His works are informed by the complex narratives of Torres Strait Islander culture. HIs prints are a form of storytelling capturing the main protagonists and the events with which they are connected.
    O’Shane is an extremely technical printmaker, his proficient carving and animated illustrations reflecting the grand details of the narratives he is documenting. The dramatic scale of his prints allow this complexity, with shifts in the background patterning creating a sense of movement and dynamism – that the actions being referenced as still in play today.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Cairns

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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