Land lost, land stolen, treaty 2016

GILSON, Marlene (Wadawarrung)

Registration number

1657886

Artist/maker

GILSON, Marlene (Wadawarrung)

Title

Land lost, land stolen, treaty

Production date

2016

Medium

synthetic polymer paint on linen

Dimensions (H x W x D)

120 x 152 cm

Inscriptions

Signed by the artist lower right

Credit line

Purchased, 2017
City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection
© Courtesy of the artist

Keywords

Marlene Gilson, Land lost, land stolen, treaty, Indigenous, Aboriginal, 2016, ACCA, Sovereignty

Summary

History painting depicting Batman's treaty with the Wurundjeri of the Kulin Nation.

"Within Sovereignty, we see a matriarchal space and the work of women woven throughout the narrative of the exhibition, from the depiction of events in Marlene Gilson’s history paintings of Batman’s ‘treaty’ with the Wurundjeri of the Kulin Nation, and her moving depiction of the public execution of Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner"

Sovereignty catalogue, ACCA, 2016 p.14