Goothanto Nation

Archie Moore, Goothanto Nation, 2014, linen, 170.00 x 83.00 cm, TCG19841
private collection, Sydney

Design description: Cylindrical cloud formation known as ‘morning glory’, unique to the southern Gulf of Carpentaria. The shape is the Aboriginal symbol for cloud. Colours left to right: dark green (shrubs), red ochre (desert), dark green (shrubs), yellow (sand), pale blue (sky), dark blue (water). Transition of colours shows the perspective looking north towards the Gulf.

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