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Amy Loogatha

AMY LOOGATHA | 'My Country' Painting | Synthetic polymer on canvas

AMY LOOGATHA | 'My Country' Painting | Synthetic polymer on canvas

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Artist: Amy Loogatha

Born: 1942

Origin: Dulkawalne - Bentinck Island

Language: Kayardild

Stretched Painting  

Artist statement: "My Country is behind Ninyilki, this is where I was born on a saltpan under the ti-trees. You can see Sweers Island from here. My father, King Alfred, was dragging grass across the sea with his other wives, to catch fish. He didn't know I was coming. It was my aunty who ran to let my father know. My grandmother delivered me, she was the one that cut my chord with a special shell. They thought I would be a boy because I was so big in my mother's tummy. My father put me in a coolaman and carried me all the way to Oak Tree Point, a better place to camp. It was a long way to walk all that way carrying me."

AMY LOOGATHA | 'My Country' | Synthetic Polymer on Canvas / 2018

Details: 90 x 120 cm,Stretched Painting  

Code: MOIS47-18

Copyright Amy Loogatha

Courtesy of Mirndiyan Gununu Aboriginal Corporation, Mornington Island Art Centre. This artwork is sold with a Certificate of Authenticity. 




**This artwork is being sold as an Agency Sale through the Resale Royalty Scheme. An initiative of the Australian Government (2010) through the Copyright Agency, that entitles artists to 5% of the sale price of their artworks if resold commercially through the secondary market in the future.**



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