ENGRAVED BOAB NUT BY ARTIST YVONNE DOONDOOGNUN NEWRY
SORRY NO LONGER AVAILABLE – SOLD
I was actually lucky enough to meet Yvonne in Kununurra and see her beautiful work first hand. This meeting and my instant love for these beautifully carved nuts was the impetus for selling them here in my shop.
Yvonne Doondoognun Newry – Biography
‘I was born in Kununurra hospital and grew up on the Moowong Dawang area of Kununurra and went to the convent school there. I have lived all my life in Kununurra area. Later I lived in the Mirima Reserve areas as well as at Police Hole community near Keep River National Park which is the country for my father’s brother. I stay at the community here most of the time now.
I first learned to carve boabs from watching my uncle. Mostly I like to carve bush animals. I started painting in 2002 after watching the old people and knowing that if they pass away that the younger people can pass this knowledge on for our Aboriginal culture and language. I would want my children and grandchildren to pass on the culture and knowledge and keep it alive’.
Yvonne belongs to a new generation of artists at Waringarri. Her work is characterised by fresh bold shapes and colour.
2013 “Third Space” Mundaring Arts Centre, Mundaring WA
2012 “Sharing Difference on Common Ground” The Cannery Arts Centre, Esperence
2012 “Sharing Difference on Common Ground” Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, Bunbury
2012 “Sharing Difference on Common Ground” Geraldton Regional Art gallery, Geraldton
2011 “Sharing Difference on Common Ground” Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery, Mandurah
2009 “Sharing Difference on Common Ground” Holmes A Court Gallery Perth WA
2009 Celebrating Country: Kinship & Culture Seymour College Osmond SA
2008 “Dawang – Our Country Our Place Our Home” Mossensons Gallery Melbourne VIC
2008 “Earth Colours Recaptured!” Booker Lowe Gallery Houston Texas USA
2005 “Two Strong Women” Gecko Gallery Broome WA
2005 “Christmas Show” Gallery Philip Neville
Bush Animals and Traditional Country
Department of Industry and Resources Collection
Edith Cowan University Collection
Size – 16 cm long x 28 cm circumference
Please note price is not solely determined by the size but also by the intricacy of the design and work.
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