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Blak Flair Project: Gift Card - Amy Loogatha

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Blank 140 x 140 mm gift card made from non-recycled card stock printed with soy-based ink with 100% recycled paper envelope, featuring Amy Loogatha's 2007 artwork Redbill and Lightning.

Artist: Amy Loogatha
Born: 1942
Language: Kayardild
Bio: Rayarriwarrtharrbayingat Amy Loogatha, paints out of the Mornington Island Arts and Crafts Centre. "I remember getting a message that Aunty Sally Gabori was coming over to Bentinck to show us something. She brought one of her paintings and gave it to Ethel. It was beautiful. So we decided that we would follow Sally and paint too. I got a shock when I went to the Art Centre and saw all my sisters and Aunty's painting. Now I paint with them." Amy Loogatha

Original artwork details: Redbill and Lightning, 2007, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 970 x 1400 mm

Artwork story: Back in the dreamtime Redbill and Lightning had a fight and Lightning killed Redbill. There are exposed rocks on a saltpan near Mainbase Outstation, or Ninjilki, which are the remains of Redbill.

Blak Flair is a KickArts creative merchandise project that has been generously supported by the Christensen Fund. The project aims to develop a collection of merchandise that portrays the work of Indigenous artists from far north Queensland, to promote their work and cultural importance to the broader community.