Warmun Art Centre

Bow River Country of my Ancestors - Pelican Hole - Kathy Ramsay

$745

"In Gardiya (whitefella) way, this the pastoral lease that runs right back near Bedford Downs. This is the castle country from Bow River. My family used to do mustering around here. That is where they put the panel yards for the castle to go in. It is near the banks of the river. This country is called Pelican Hole (black fella name Jumulygung) - this is my gully gully (great grandmother's) country. It also belongs to my mother Mona Ramsey. The water around these black ranges is emerald green and has blue hills. Also there is a lot of black bream, turtles, water goannas and crocodiles."

Warmun Art Centre is owned and governed by Gija people with 100% of income returning to the community. The centre was established in 1998 by the late founding members of the contemporary painting movement in Warmun such as Rover Thomas, Queenie McKenzie, Madigan Thomas and Hector Jandany. These elders recognised and responded to the need for a community owned and controlled centre through which they could support, maintain and promote Gija art, language and culture.

Warmun Art is here to celebrate and encourage the expression of Gija culture through the arts, and to support the continued development of innovative contemporary art by both established and emerging Warmun artists.

Artist: Kathy Ramsay
Title: Bow River Country of my Ancestors - Pelican Hole

Dimensions: 45 x 60cm
Materials: Ochre, acrylic paint and PVA fixative on canvas

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