King River Country

King River Country

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Artist : Tommy Carroll  b.1956

Medium : Natural ochre and pigment on canvas

Dimensions : 180 x 120cm

Tommy Carroll has painted his father’s country around Doon Doon in Western Australia. This place is about 90 kilometres north of Warmun and traditionally owned by Tommy’s family. Tommy has depicted here a place on this country where the water snake - Gurlabal - entered the earth in the Ngarrangkarni (Dreaming). The strong sinuous forms in the centre of the canvas are the hills surrounding two caves where the snake emerged from the returned to the ground.

© Tommy Carroll licensed by Copyright Agency Ltd 2020