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Sonja MABO

Torres Strait Islands


  • Australia


St Nazaire, Brittany, France born 1968

printer, lithographic

  • Australia from 1972


commenced 1997

print workshop (organisation)

East Torres Strait lingo c.1997 Place made: Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper lithograph, printed in warm black ink, from one stone Support: cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: printer's proof
Publisher: GOHIER, Franck
Date Published: 1995

Primary Insc: Signed lower right below printed image, in black pencil, 'AMabo [?]'. Not dated. Titled lower centre below printed image, in black pencil, 'EASTER TORRES STARIT [sic] LINGO - (DAIR) ENGLISH WORD HAIRDRESS / ONE IN RIGHT SIDE IS - GOR - ENGLISH WORD - SHARKER / ONE IN LEFT SIDE IS - WAROOP - ' ' DRUM.'. Inscibed with edition details, lower left below printed image, in black pencil, 'P/P'.
Dimensions: printed image 26.4 h x 25.8 w cm sheet 56.4 h x 38.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gordon Darling Australia Pacific Print Fund, celebrating the National Gallery of Australia’s 25th anniversary, 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.474
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Franck Gohier (the printer of the work), Darwin, 2007.