HELEN GABORI | 'My Dads Country' | Painting / Synthetic Polymer on Linen

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Helena Gabori, My Dads Country, 2013, Synthetic polymer paint on linen.

Artist: Helena Gabori 

Language: Kayardild
Country: Bentinck Island

Mornington Island, Gulf of Carpentaria 

Catalogue 8268-13, Certificate of Authenticity

Courtesy of Mirndiyan Gununu Aboriginal Corporation, Mornington Island Art Centre.

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Artist Statement:

"My Dad was born on the edge of Kabararrji south of Bentinck Island. So he carries the name Kabararrjingathi,

his country – that's why he is called "Gabori”, the English corruption of the place name. There are lots of grass

there called malbaa that the women use to gather to make woven grass bags called miiild."