Birrany the Boy
Birrany the Boy
Artwork No: DH-117
Artist: Dale Hunter
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AUD$ 750.00
AUD$ 600.00

Artist Statement :

I would like to acknowledge that my art respects the power of the ancestral beings, expresses individual and group identity, and the relationship between people and the land.

A crucial factor in Aboriginal culture is the transmission of myths and symbolism. Tasmanian Blackwood often portrays mythical beings within its grain, a natural phenomenon of the wood. Therefore, painting on Tasmanian Blackwood encourages this transmission because of the beautiful grain which is released when varnished.

A young birrany evokes the power of his ancestors by adorning is face and body with white clay. There is a belief that a greater power can help aborigines in their everyday life when hunting or attending ceremonies. Magical powers can also be scourced to enhance aborigines tracking skills when on country.


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