Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori (born circa 1924)
Dibirdibi Country bears artist's name, title, medium and Mornington Island Arts and Craft catalogue number 1162 on the reverse and Grantpirrie Gallery stamp on the reverse of the stretcher synthetic polymer paint on canvas 212 x 91cm
PROVENANCE: Painted in 2006 Mornington Island Arts and Craft, Mornington Island, Queensland Grantpirrie Gallery, Sydney Private collection
In this work Gabori depicts the country the she and her late husband shared, Kabararrji on Bentinck Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Dibirdibi is the artist's husband's traditional language group and is also associated with the Rock Cod ancestor and Dreaming. Another later and much larger example of this subject matter from the collection of the Queensland Art Gallery is currently being exhibited in Across Country: Five Years of Indigeous Australian Art in the Collection at the Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland.
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