Painting - Ceremonial Hunting Grounds in the You Yangs
From the Collection of National Wool Museum 26 Moorabool Street Geelong Victoria
- Framed acrylic painting on board, showcasing the You Yangs mountain range, Aboriginal people, and local flora and fauna in warm earth tones. The painting is signed 'S. Couzens 93' in the bottom right hand corner. The painting is framed in a dark wooden frame.
- 220h x 455w x 5d mm
- you yangs, gunditjmara, aboriginal art
- Stanley Couzens, a Gunditjmara man and long-time Geelong resident, painted this story upon commission from the Geelong Wool Combing Company. It depicts hunting in the You Yangs, the distinctive granite peaks that overlook the region. In 1993, Couzens’ painting was translated into a pattern by textile designer Jenny McMahon. It was then turned into a jumper using wool sourced entirely from the region. It was fully processed, from fleece to fabric, in Geelong. The jumper was given to attendees at the opening of the Geelong Wool Combing company on 10 December 1993. Among the many guests, was the Prime Minister Paul Keating.
The painting was acquired with the permission of the Couzens family.
- Stanley Couzens (Artist)
- Bottom right corner - 'S. Couzens 93'
- 8 Apr 2020 at 1:44PM