Artist: Amy Loogatha
Origin: Dulkawalne - Bentinck Island
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
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.**