GREENVALE, 2005

Important Australian Aboriginal Art Auction
Melbourne
18 March 2020
10

FREDDIE TIMMS

(c.1946 – 2017)
GREENVALE, 2005

ochres, pigments and synthetic binder on linen

150.0 x 180.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, title, size and Jirrawun Arts cat. FT-8-2005-230

Estimate: 
$10,000 – 15,000
Sold for $19,520 (inc. BP) in Auction 60 - 18 March 2020, Melbourne
Provenance

Jirrawun Arts, Kununurra, Western Australia
Private collection, Perth

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Jirrawun Arts, Kununurra which states: ‘The V-shaped section at the top left represents roads meeting at Greenvale Station, shown as the small black circle right at the junction. Freddie Timms spent part of his childhood at Greenvale. Moat Creek stockyard is shown as the black circle located below the waterhole on Greenvale River seen flowing across the painting from centre left to the bottom right hand corner. Kurrajong Creek runs from the top of the painting across to the right-hand side and Kurrajong waterhole can be seen on the edge of the ranges – the two black shapes on either side. The black and red planes at the centre of the painting represent flat country which is mixed red and black soil plains – ‘bulldust country’ as Freddie calls it. The large red ‘circle’ at upper right centre represents a little hill. The black shape projecting into the painting from the lower edge is ‘one big rock’. The black, red and grey sections surrounding the painting on both left and right sides are rocky places – hills.’