YUWAL, 2003

Important Aboriginal Works of Art
25 May 2016


(c.1937 – 2012)
YUWAL, 2003

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

82.0 x 55.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name and Karen Brown Gallery cat. KB1616

$3,000 – 4,000
Sold for $3,904 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne

Karen Brown Gallery, Darwin
Bonhams, The Laverty Collection, Sydney, 24 March 2013, lot 90 (label attached verso)
The McKay Superannuation Fund Art Collection, Brisbane

Catalogue text

This work is accompanied by a certificate from Karen Brown Gallery which states: ‘This day I learned to do my painting about my father. I used to sit and watch him do painting on the yuwal (spear). This painting shows the markings painted onto the yuwal by my father. I used to go out with my father, out bush looking for the right kind of tree to make the spear. We would collect red and white ochre from the hills to do painting on the Spear.'