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Duyfken [picture] : the Aboriginal print portfolio / commissioned by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to commemorate 400 years of Dutch contact with Australia
Bib ID 3884972
Format PicturePicture
Edition Limited ed. 
Description Melbourne : Australian Print Workshop, 2006 
10 art prints : various processes ; 76 x 57 cm. in portfolio 80 cm. 
Summary

Ten unbound and signed art prints by ten indigenous Australians chosen from regions visited by the Dutch to produce a permanent record of the 400 years of Dutch contact with Australia. These regions include Melville Island, Arnhem Land, Cape York, Western Australia, Tasmania. The theme is first encounters. Techniques used include photo-lithograph, linocut and hard-ground etchings. From a workshop, 4-8 July 2006 conducted by the Australian Print Workshop.

Full contents
  • The record keepers / Karen Casey
  • Gawarrk (Woman that turned into rock) / Dulamari (Djalinda Yunupingu)
  • i / Allan Mansell
  • The Rirratjingu clan [Macassan prahu] / Dhuwarrwarr Marika
  • Jilamara / Janice Murray
  • [Untitled] / Garry Namponan
  • Old spirit of the sea / Laurel Nannup
  • Thoughts on first contact / Chris Pease
  • Winchanam [Moon sisters story] / Leonie Pootchemunka
  • [Untitled but Yirrinkiri Jilamara] / Pedro Wonaeamirri.
 
Biography/History

In March 1606 the Dutch East India Company's vessel, the Duyken (Little dove) landed on the west coast of Cape York Peninsula. Captain Willem Janszoon and his men went ashore to explore the area. This was the first contact with Australia, its land and its people.

Notes

Edition limited to 50 numbered copies plus five artist's proofs numbered AP 1/5-AP 5/5; two APW proofs numbered APW 1/2-APW 2/2; two presentation proofs numbered Presentation proof 1/2-Presentation proof 2/2; a t.p. and colophon page printed on Velin Arches 250 gsm paper.

Four foundation sponsors include Forbo, Rabobank, Rio Tinto Aluminium, Wesfarmers Arts.

Library's copy is no. 39/50.

Subjects Duyfken (Ship) -- Travel -- Australia -- Pictorial works.  |  Duyfken (Ship) -- Anniversaries, etc. -- Pictorial works.  |  Art, Aboriginal Australian -- 21st century.  |  Prints, Australian -- Aboriginal artists.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- First contact with Europeans -- Pictorial works.  |  Australia -- Discovery and exploration -- Dutch -- Pictorial works.  |  Australia -- Anniversaries, etc. -- Pictorial works.
Other authors/contributors Netherlands. Ambassade (Australia)  |  Australian Print Workshop
Also Titled

1606-2006 Netherlands Australia

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