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Matilda Nona, Island Work, Torres Strait, Badu Island

Kysymay Gidhal I


Size: Paper 43 x 40cm, image 21.5 x 21.5cm

Medium: Lino

Category: Original Artwork

$150.00 (Incl GST)

In this series of works I am reflecting on my childhood and how we used to live back in the days. 

This artwork is about when I was young, and we didn’t have electricity, we didn’t have washing machines and there was not much water supply, so we used to take our washing down to the creeks round the back of the island. 

All the aunties and my aka (grandmother) would carry bundles on our heads and take a walk to do our washing in the creek. We’d have a clothes line there and after we’d hang the washing, we’d spend the whole day at the back swimming and collecting berries.

Matilda Nona