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W 578mm x H 454mm x D 28mm
The painting features Larlkintanherrama, Mt. Hermannsburg.
" Many of the subjects of paintings by artists from the Hemannsburg School were sites of significance to the Arrernte people. The women sometimes painted places that were of significance to them and likewise the men. The most famous artist from this School was the late Albert Namatjira [ATSIC card catalogue]
A watercolour painting on board of a landscape featuring two blue trees with green and yellow leaves with two blue mountains in the background. On the reverse is handwritten text that reads "DAA 828 FRAME: 211 / 7 / CRATE 14", There is also a Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission with hand written text that reads "Cordula Ebataringa / Landscape". The painting is under glass with a wooden frame painted gold and light green.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art collection comprises 2050 artworks and other objects. The artworks - which numerically dominate the collection - were produced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities throughout Australia. The accumulation of these artworks into a single collection has resulted from the choices and selections made during a 38 year period by a variety of staff working for the Council for Aboriginal Affairs (CAA), the Department of Aboriginal Affairs (DAA), the Aboriginal Development Commission (ADC) and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) at the national, regional and local levels.
The collection spans the years following the 1967 referendum, when dramatic changes in the governance of Aboriginal people took place, up to 2005 when the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission was dissolved. It provides a snapshot of the diversity and changes in Indigenous art and its representation which occurred during the period of its formation. The small number of 'non-art' objects in the collection is also significant in providing insights into the working of the various Commonwealth bodies involved in Indigenous affairs. As well as the significance of many of the individual pieces, the collection is also significant as a whole, as a complex artefact stemming from Australia's history of governance of Australian Indigenous peoples.
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