Cairns, Queensland, Australia born 1982
Blue Mountains, Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: paintings, oil on canvas
This is a painting by Kudjla/Gangalu artist Daniel Boyd (b.1982) that appropriates David R Horton’s Map of Aboriginal Australia, which documents over 300 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language groups. It is embossed with a copper scripted title ‘Treasure Island’ taken from Robert Louis Stevenson’s adventure chronicle. The painting is shown as an enlargeable image. This work was exhibited as a part of the first National Indigenous Art Triennial, ‘Culture Warriors’, at the National Gallery of Australia. The resource includes links to further information about the artists and the exhibition and gives information about Boyd’s intention as an artist, questioning the white colonial version of the birth of Australia. The painting measures 192.5 cm high x 220.0 cm wide and was painted with oil on canvas.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra