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Painting - Ceremonial Hunting Grounds in the You Yangs

From the Collection of National Wool Museum 26 Moorabool Street Geelong Victoria

Description
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.
Size
220h x 455w x 5d mm
Object Registration
7857
Keywords
you yangs, gunditjmara, aboriginal art
Historical information
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.
When Made
1993
Made By
Stanley Couzens (Artist)
Inscriptions & Markings
Bottom right corner - 'S. Couzens 93'
Last updated
8 Apr 2020 at 1:44PM