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Title

Mosquito corroboree

1994

Artist

Thanakupi

Australia

1937 – 23 Apr 2011

Language group: Thanaquith, West Cape region

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  • Details

    Other Title
    Mosquito corroboree, two by two
    Place where the work was made
    Cairns Queensland Australia
    Cultural origin
    Thanaquith/West Cape region
    Date
    1994
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    hand-built stoneware
    Dimensions
    27.0 x 32.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Dr and Mrs Ronald K Faithfull 2001
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    461.2001
    Copyright
    © Estate of Thancoupie

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    Thanakupi

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    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Thancoupie is the most prominent Aboriginal potter and in 2001 a retrospective exhibition was held at the Brisbane City Gallery which also toured to Cairns. Her first solo exhibition was in 1972 and therefore her professional career has extended for almost 30 years. Born in Naperanum (Weipa), Thancoupie trained at East Sydney Technical College. She returned to north Queensland after completing her studies and having a number of successful exhibitions in Sydney.

    Thancoupie's spherical pots explore the theme of the meaning of life through the use of the circle. The design on this pot depicts the Nguul (Mosquito) Corroboree. Like Noah's Ark, the animals attended the ceremony two by two and this pot depicts several pairs of animals.

    Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2001

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Cairns

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 5 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 4 publications

Other works by Thanakupi

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