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Burrkunda by Agnes Kohler - Original Painting - 40.5cm (diameter). 2

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These original paintings are by artists from Mornington Island Art, an art centre based on Mornington Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria. The artists of the region have a long history of contemporary practice, and are known for their vibrant use of colour and pattern to tell their stories.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the delicate nature of these original paintings, each will be carefully packaged and shipped within 2 weeks.

Product: Original Painting
Materials: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 40.5cm (diameter)
Artist: Agnes Kohler
Story: Burrkunda

"In the old days our people would make scars on our body called Burrkunda, to connect us to our family and as a sign of coming of age. Markings were made by our Elders cutting us with a sharp shell and our Mothers had to say where the marking would be on our body. Today we continue to make markings by painting paper and canvas. Together we make these markings, strengthening our connection to family and Country. Today we can share this, to a bigger world so others would know about the past." - Agnes Kohler  

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Agnes Kohler (nee Goongarra)

Aboriginal Kayardild Woman

"My children tell me to join the old people here at the Art Centre, save me from worrying, take my mind off things. It's also good to be alongside family members at the Art Centre working, creating and learning together."